Nuke that slick - Julia Ioffe - The Moscow Diaries - True/Slant A few articles like this are out there, just offered one. I offered up this idea last week and it was moved to humor, rightfully so, because I too thought it was a wild one. BUT......apparantly not!!! The Russians have suggested we nuke the oil spill site underwater to seal the leak. They've done it 5 times in the past, with only 1 time it not working. They've done it 169 times underwater for other purposes, but 5 times to stop a leak. The Stephen Colbert show last night brougth up this idea, and he made comedy of it, and the official response of the Obama Admin was that the "nuclear option is not on the table". Colbert's response was "Why? The oil spill is using chemical and biological weapons.....because it is that". Funny stuff. But, the idea is gaining some hesitant interest. The Russians have successfully done it. And suggest we do also. We could try it. It's the only way to stop this thing before August.