BP oil spill: Five outside-the-box solutions to capping and cleanup

With BP still struggling to cap the runaway Macondo oil deposit deep in the Gulf of Mexico, possible solutions a " some of them quite explosive a " are coming in from far and wide.Here are five players and their bright ideas.1. "Nuke the well." Former nuclear submariner Christopher Brownfield, now at Columbia University in New York, writes recently ... Full Story
mark c mcconnell

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Jun 14, 2010
Ted Taylor had the answer 50 years ago at Los Alamos when he lit his cigarette with an "Atom Bomb" Ted has since passed away, may the Universe Bless him...the method was quite simple yet ingenious...as he explained to me over a cup of coffee i was lucky to have with him...and of course a cigarette or two...actually...more we both chain smoked(no pun intended)...Professor Taylor set up a parabolic mirror with a line of sight to the Nuclear detonation...after which he smoked the first , and probably the only cigarette lit by a Nuclear reaction. Perhaps we can focus some simple energy on what really is a simple problem.The oil spill is not even close to rocket science. In Respectful memory of Ted Taylor. I was just lucky to be in his space for a while

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