Nuke That Slick

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    here's a great idea :cool:



    May. 4 2010 - 10:04 am | 131,606 views | 2 recommendations | 40 comments
    Nuke that slick
    By JULIA IOFFE

    Underwater nuclear test, 1958.

    As BP prepares to lower a four-story, 70-ton dome over the oil gusher under the Gulf of Mexico, the Russians — the world’s biggest oil producers — have some advice for their American counterparts: nuke it.

    Komsomoloskaya Pravda, the best-selling Russian daily, reports that in Soviet times such leaks were plugged with controlled nuclear blasts underground. The idea is simple, KP writes: “the underground explosion moves the rock, presses on it, and, in essence, squeezes the well’s channel.”

    Yes! It’s so simple, in fact, that the Soviet Union, a major oil exporter, used this method five times to deal with petrocalamities. The first happened in Uzbekistan, on September 30, 1966 with a blast 1.5 times the strength of the Hiroshima bomb and at a depth of 1.5 kilometers. KP also notes that subterranean nuclear blasts were used as much as 169 times in the Soviet Union to accomplish fairly mundane tasks like creating underground storage spaces for gas or building canals.

    These kinds of surgical strikes to shut off underground leaks, however, were carried out only five times, with the last one occuring in 1979. And there was only one misfire, near Kharkov, Ukraine, where a nuclear blast was unable to stanch a gas leak.

    Happily, with a track record like that, “the chances of failure in the Gulf of Mexico are 20%,” KP writes. “The Americans could certainly risk it.”

    via KP.ru, and the inimitable Kevin O’Flynn of The Moscow Times
     
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    Yeah , I live @ the beach Im not going to be able to support this idea.
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    Damn, I thought the thread title said 'Nude That Slick' and was really curious to see where that would lead . . . .
     
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    And I thought your post said Nude Grace Slick and I was about to throw up

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    Maybe we should have a contest for the most incredibly dumb way to deal with the issue.

    Of course, topping this one will be very

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Use harp to start a hurricane then use a nuke an oily nuclear hurricane would be boss!!
     
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    the article was actually serious and claimed that the soviets used nukes for several "petrodisasters".

    what the nice blogger missed was that though successful five of six times, they still haven't figured out how to put out the fire from the one that didn't work.
     
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    Since I wouldn't trust BP or any of the others who continue to be blameless :confused: with an 80% chance it would work, we could always hire the experts--the Russians. But they may decide to take out Texas and Florida too as long as they're at it.
     
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    She (and Jefferson Airplane) were one of the greatest of the rock genre of the 70's. What do you think Lady Gaga will look like in 30+ years? Still like this?

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