Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

U.S. govt rejects idea of nuclear bomb to fix oil spill as “crazy”

Nuclear Option on Gulf Oil Spill? No Way, U.S. Says,  NYTimes.com, By WILLIAM J. BROAD : June 2, 2010 The chatter began weeks ago as armchair engineers brainstormed for ways to stop the torrent of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico: What about nuking the well?….
Stephanie Mueller, a spokeswoman for the Energy Department, said that neither Energy Secretary, Steven Chu  nor anyone else was thinking about a nuclear blast under the gulf. The nuclear option was not — and never had been — on the table, federal officials said.

“It’s crazy,” one senior official said.

Government and private nuclear experts agreed that using a nuclear bomb would be not only risky technically, with unknown and possibly disastrous consequences from radiation, but also unwise geopolitically — it would violate arms treaties that the United States has signed and championed over the decades and do so at a time when President Obama is pushing for global nuclear disarmament.Nuclear Option on Gulf Oil Spill? No Way, U.S. Says – NYTimes.com

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