Either one … can be enclosed in a simple pressure shell, that is augmented with several tons of liquid oxygen canisters, and lowered to just a few meters above the leaking well head. An oxygen-enhanced MOAB or Daisy Cutter detonated at a water depth of 5,000 feet will indeed have an interesting effect on all the well-related plumbing and equipment that is above, at, and slightly below the sea floor…. The exploding MOAB or Daisy Cutter would have an incredible implosive-sealing effect on oil plumbing within the immediate vicinity of the detonation.
quote: And some wonder why we don't trust the science authorities any more.
quote: you pray real hard for the big guy upstairs to come down and fix this while we here on earth use our science authorities to work on other options and we will see which one takes care of it first.
quote: As a side note, I am sure ALL of science wouldn't agree with the bomb idea either.
quote: Yeah so no offense, but it sounds like this guy has FORGOTTEN more about problem solving than you or most scientist will ever know.
quote: Also, using a bomb to plug a hole in the ocean floor is not theoretical, this has already been done before and does have a chance of working.
quote: Also how big would the resulting tsunami be?
quote: My suggestion would be to pump some sort of coagulant into the hole.
quote: ...but the dead fishies!
quote: Do you all really believe that there will be aquatic life within 50 miles of this well anytime in the next 10 years?
quote: I totally agree. The idea of putting pretty well any explosives in there is just ludicrous because you need to create a seal, not a bigger hole or a hole covered with a pile of rubble. There was even a suggestion of using a nuke, but I really cannot imagine how much extra environmental damage all the dead fish will do on top of what is already coming out of the hole. My suggestion would be to pump some sort of coagulant into the hole.
quote: just as with the foot-dragging over the installation of sand-berms to protect the wildlife.
quote: Franz Gayl, a U.S. Marine Corps technologist, has long been cooking up creative solutions for our nation's troops. He pushed out spy drones and bomb resistant trucks. And he's had a hand in more outlandish research efforts -- robotic exoskeletons, space-dropping troops, and laser weaponry.
quote: The USMC genius suggests:
quote: Jason your anti-military bias is showing you really should consider toning it down.
quote: especially when most of us have the luxury of living in the greatest country on Earth, and most of us take it for granted. I include myself in that.
quote: Australia is awesome isn't it? ;)
quote: I am going to move there just for the blazing fast internet speeds.
quote: We have the 100mbps fiber broadband project roll-out underway
quote: Then give them the corporate death penalty. Chop them up into pieces and sell them off to the highest bidder, use the proceeds to pay the people whom they owe money to and let that be the end of it.
quote: 1) Companies (including foreign ones) have been successfully suing the government for rights that were previously only granted to human beings, it only makes sense that corresponding responsibilities and punishments go along with those new rights.
quote: Want to hear something scary? BP has been fined by OSHA 760 times. By contrast, oil giant ExxonMobil has been fined only once.
quote: We should hold BP accountable as consumers by not supporting them as customers
quote: Typically though, it is designed to be used to detonate above the ground to suck in all the oxygen in the area to kill, which is a might gruesome way to go.
quote: Although based in London, the company has been effectively Anglo-American since its 1998 merger with Amoco – it employs 80,300 people, of whom 29,000 are in the US. Some 40% of its shares are held in the UK, while 39% are held in the US.