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Isn't there a possibility the explosion would fracture the impermeable layer keeping the oil trapped, so that all the oil leaks out in one go?

Who knows? I don't pretend to be a geologist. But I do know that there is a good reason not to detonate nuclear warheads just for shits and giggles. If all this oil leaks out in one go, 2 billion barrels or whatever, I'll join everyone else and hit the panic-button. 2 billion barrels is A LOT of oil.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Thu Jun 17th, 2010 at 06:27:49 AM EST
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