It's been almost two months, and all attempts have failed. What happens if the oil spill can't be stopped? How much oil is under there and how much longer could it continue to spew?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:40 PM on Jun. 14, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
All attempts haven't failed. The Dutch offered the US a skimmer that would remove 80% of the oil from the surface on DAY 3! If BO had taken their offer instead of sending them a letter thanking them but declining their kind offer, the oil would have continued to flow, but we would have been able to collect it. What was not skimmed would have been collected in other ways. Now, after 2 months, he is accepting their booms. What kind of idiot doesn't accept the help from a country that deals with this type of issue in the North Sea? Oh, our own home grown idiot who happens to be our president.
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
The Soviet Union, a major oil exporter used the nuclear option FIVE times (4 of which were successful)--the biggest undertaking was in 1966 where they used a nuclear bomb nealry twice as powerful as Hiroshima, at a depth of nearly 2 miles! They also conducted more than 150 smaller nuclear blasts in order to create underground storage for gas or in building canals.
Now top scientists are beginning to agree that this may be our BEST option! Now, if only we could get past all of the political posturing!
I understand too, that BP is aware of an oil leak about 5-7 miles away from the current one, that will make this one look like nothing!
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:53 AM on Jun. 15, 2010