Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Nuke The Well Already! What's The Worst That Could Happen?

Sean Hannity has been a vocal advocate of using a nuclear bomb to seal the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. For once, he has is even agreeing with world-renowned oil industry expert Bill Clinton.

Hold on there.

It might not work. the only trials of this sort of thing were under vastly different circumstances and it has proven less-than-100% effective. AND if it doesn't work, it makes the leaking oil problem much, much worse PLUS adding radioactive materials into the ocean right before hurricane season.

More reading here which leads you to here and then to here. That link trail originated at Mish's place.

Note that Hannity is also a big fan of another sounds-good-but-isn't-necessarily-good idea, building sand berms to keep oil off the existing coastline. That, as with the nuke idea, is a bad choice which should only be made to stave off a worse consequence, which carries horrendous consequences of its own to the party.

The relief wells will likely work, unless they don't, including unless the relief well drilling rigs also go up in fireballs. Two relief wells might not work, but don't be alarmed . . . five have been required for other bad spills.

Have a nice day!

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