[ RadSafe ] nuclear bomb testing
jdaitken at sugar-land.oilfield.slb.com
Mon Oct 10 13:29:43 CDT 2011
Let me understand:
You want to resume underground nuclear testing for what?????
"(to see if?) we can determine whether nuclear explosions were responsible
for the low statistical incidence of large earthquakes in California in past
decades" would seem to be a wild hypothetical that no amount of bomb
explosions could shed any light on..... (but I will leave that to experts: I
am just guessing....)
"(to see if?) whether we can reliably plug leaking oil wells with them?" is
of some interest to me (after over 40 years in the oil business).
During the Macondo blowout, this was one of the crackpot schemes floated to
stop the release of fluids from the damaged wellhead. Luckily, saner minds
prevailed and a controlled, engineered solution was employed (taking a bit
longer that we would have liked, but with a successful outcome).
I find it strange that you, as a person who has shown to be anti-nuclear in
previous posts (against the rational use of nuclear energy to generate
electricity) would propose something so totally uncontrolled as this.
Sure, the Russians are supposed to have used nukes in this way. But that
don't make it right! There are proper techniques available controlling
blowouts, without resorting to these cowboy tactics.
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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of James Salsman
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 11:36 AM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] nuclear bomb testing
Do those of you who disagree with Sternglass's findings believe that we
should resume above ground nuclear weapons testing?
I would like to resume limited below ground nuclear explosion testing until
we can determine whether nuclear explosions were responsible for the low
statistical incidence of large earthquakes in California in past decades and
whether we can reliably plug leaking oil wells with them.
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