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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 09:45 AM
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25. Actually no a nuclear demolition charge.
Edited on Tue May-25-10 09:45 AM by Statistical

Russian have used similar charges at least 5 times to close "stubborn" blowouts.
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  -Nuking the Oil Well Trillo  May-24-10 11:04 PM   #0 
  - What about the MOAB and bunker busters?  gmoney   May-24-10 11:33 PM   #1 
  - We don't need to bounce the ground. We need to fuse it.  boppers   May-24-10 11:42 PM   #3 
  - MOAB won't work under water  CLANG   May-24-10 11:45 PM   #4 
     - Exactly. eom  Purveyor   May-25-10 12:00 AM   #5 
     - Yeah kinda missing half of the fuel+air bomb equation.  Statistical   May-25-10 09:38 AM   #21 
  - It wouldnt surprise me if they were considering it and to be honest and  cstanleytech   May-24-10 11:34 PM   #2 
  - That's what should happen but  deconstruct911   May-25-10 12:01 AM   #7 
  - "Now how else would they make a buck?" Thats their problem, not mine.  cstanleytech   May-25-10 12:54 AM   #13 
  - Seize the Profits!!!!  Mojeoux   May-25-10 03:04 AM   #18 
  - Hmm. But what if it all went horribly wrong. Say, the oil caught fire and the methane ignited.  readmoreoften   May-25-10 12:00 AM   #6 
  - Don't worry. BP doeasn't have any nukes.  CLANG   May-25-10 12:01 AM   #8 
     - Heh.  spoony   May-25-10 12:09 AM   #10 
     - That's a good point. But does anyone in the govt know how to precisely lay a nuke into an oil well?  readmoreoften   May-25-10 12:25 AM   #12 
        - You don't. You drill a shaft parallel to the leaking well.  Statistical   May-25-10 09:44 AM   #23 
  - No one in their right mind would consider this.  MilesColtrane   May-25-10 12:06 AM   #9 
  - Actually anyone in their right mind should keep in mind all options.  cstanleytech   May-25-10 01:00 AM   #14 
     - stop for a moment and listen to yourself.  Javaman   May-25-10 08:33 AM   #19 
        - Actually no a nuclear demolition charge.  Statistical   May-25-10 09:45 AM   #25 
        - Hey I am not thrilled with the prospect myself, hopefully  cstanleytech   May-25-10 03:44 PM   #29 
           - saving it by irradiating it. nt.  Javaman   May-26-10 10:09 AM   #32 
              - Your concern would valid if we were discussing  cstanleytech   May-27-10 01:18 AM   #33 
                 - big or small radiation is radiation. nt  Javaman   May-27-10 08:11 AM   #34 
                    - My, you must have strong shoulders from all that digging your doing.  cstanleytech   May-27-10 11:33 AM   #37 
  - So far as I know BP is not a nuclear power...unless they are using a policy of nuclear ambiguity...  Ozymanithrax   May-25-10 12:22 AM   #11 
  - The Russians have done it several times???  Lagomorph   May-25-10 01:10 AM   #15 
  - A little info  Statistical   May-25-10 09:50 AM   #27 
  - "set it off so that subsidance destroyis teh well architecture"  pa28   May-25-10 02:54 AM   #17 
  - How would that be classified as "in anger"?  Statistical   May-25-10 09:48 AM   #26 
  - Unpredictable results. Could make matters worse.  moondust   May-25-10 01:14 AM   #16 
  - The nuclear option?? I think everyone is still keeping their powder dry.  madinmaryland   May-25-10 09:18 AM   #20 
  - Beyond stupid  snooper2   May-25-10 09:39 AM   #22 
  - Nothing will happen until their Replacement Well...err 'relief well'  NorthCarolina   May-25-10 09:45 AM   #24 
  - This would be the last resort if the relief wells fail.  Ganja Ninja   May-25-10 09:53 AM   #28 
  - "It's a last resort" Exactly!!  cstanleytech   May-25-10 10:06 PM   #30 
  - What kind of wave would that ignite 1 mile under water?  itsrobert   May-25-10 10:08 PM   #31 
  - Oh joy...  AsahinaKimi   May-27-10 08:19 AM   #36 
  - If the oil cartel has vested interest in this awful idea-it'll be considered.  mod mom   May-27-10 08:13 AM   #35 

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