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[ale] BP knew of problems 11 months before the rig blew



On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 7:44 AM, Geoffrey <lists at serioustechnology.com> wrote:
> Damon L. Chesser wrote:
>> For crying out loud. ?Use a very large HE explosive or a very small
>> tatical nuke. ?Hole sealed, oil in the area neutralized.
>>
>> Of course we can't use a nuke, after all nukes are BAD. ?NOT.
>
> I've heard the concern with using a nuke is that it could set off a
> caldera type reaction, which we certainly don't want. ?Can't recall
> where I got that though.
>

To put it mildly I'm skeptical of the competency of any of the people
thus far in charge of this catastrophe to make informed decisions
involving nuclear blasts.  But that being said here's a link to a
Soviet film describing a nuclear blast they used to stop a natural gas
fire.

Larry