Petroleum leak in the Gulf of Mexico can be eliminated nuclear explosion

Всего одна атомная бомба может спасти США от экологической катастрофы
Only one nuclear bomb could save the U.S. from ecological disaster

In the USSR, and not as fountains and stopped using the peaceful atom

Vladimir Lagowski – 03/05/2010

It is possible that unsuccessful attempts to stop the leakage of oil from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico through the underwater robots compel professionals to take extreme measures. Namely – to blow up next to the damaged wells nuclear warhead.

It sounds terribly and incredibly – the idiotic joke. But in fact there were several cases where catastrophes in the fields of fighting in this way. In the former USSR – five times. When nothing else has not helped. It’s now in the Gulf of Mexico, where oil oozes out of the way from three places.

First underground nuclear explosion was used to extinguish burning gas wells in “Urt-Bulak (80 km from Bukhara) 30 September 1966. Power charge was 30 kilotons. For comparison, the Hiroshima bomb exploded about 20 kilotons. But in the height of 600 meters. A near Bukhara – at a depth of six kilometers.

The idea of the method is simple: an underground explosion pushes the rock, presses it and actually squeezes the channel well.

Powerful nuclear “plugs” – sometimes 3 Hiroshima – we have enjoyed until 1979. And only once failed. In 1972 in Kharkov region failed to block the emergency gas blowout. The explosion was mysteriously left on the surface, forming a mushroom cloud. Although the charge was minimal – just a 4 kiloton. And laid deep – for more than two kilometers.

Total probability of failure in the Gulf of Mexico – 20 percent. Americans could take a chance. The chance of dying during the flight to the moon they were even higher.
Of course, we used a civilian nuclear program on the ground, the Americans as to the sea – under water where the ocean depth reaches 1500 meters.

But in principle there is no difference – you still need to drill a well at a distance from leaking. And it lowered the bomb. As in the movie “Armageddon” with Bruce Willis in the role of a driller. It is desirable that the calculations were done correctly. Such hope is: the U.S. is full of smart scientists and powerful computers. And Russia could have contributed. We still live peaceful nuclear demolition.

Нефтяное пятно в Мексиканском заливе: вид из космоса
An oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico: a view from space
Край пятна: для сравнения, маленькие точки - это большие корабли
The edge spots: for comparison, the tiny dots – is the big boats


Nuclear war in the peaceful uses

of the USSR organized underground nuclear explosions for peaceful purposes in the period from 1966 to 1988. In total, the former Soviet Union tore more than a hundred atomic bombs. According to some data – 124, on the other 169. And that – not counting the military testing of nuclear weapons.

According to the official wording of the explosions were carried out in the interests of the national economy. Among them – the majority – for seismic minerals and for probing the depths. Explosions create underground reservoirs for gas storage, chemical waste, digging canals, building dams, increased the oil recovery. And did not think something harmful. Although, if the estimate, there are hundreds of atomic bombs, perhaps not in every nuclear war to explode.

Peaceful nuclear energy “fooling” and in the U.S.. And they began earlier – in 1962. But in the end produced a much smaller explosions in the interests of the capitalist economy. Although plans were grandiose.

Воронка глубиной 98 м и диаметром 390 м от первого в мире промышленного взрыва Sedan, произведенного в США в 1962 году. Взрыв заряда мощностью 104 кт на глубине 194 м мгновенно переместил 12 млн. тонн земли
Funnel depth of 98 meters and a diameter of 390 m from the world’s first industrial explosion Sedan, produced in the U.S. in 1962. The explosion of the charge capacity of 104 kt at a depth of 194 m immediately moved 12 million tons of earth

What was Halliburton’s role in US oil spill?

What was Halliburton’s role in US oil spill?

By David Usborne

May 30, 2010

Shares in Halliburton, the world’s second-largest energy services company once headed by former US vice-president Dick Cheney, slid in trading on Friday, in part because of the new six-month moratorium on offshore drilling projects imposed last week by President Barack Obama.

But investors have had other reasons to feel concern for the fortunes of Halliburton. As the investigation into the BP oil rig explosion accelerates, new information has been surfacing in congressional hearings in Washington pointing to possible problems with the casings that were put around the bore hole in the sea bed and the cementing that is critical to sealing it up.

Halliburton did the cementing at the well, under contract to BP. It was to inject the cement to seal the casing in the bore hole to make any seepage of gas and oil impossible, and insert the cement plug that would have allowed BP to return at a later date to begin production. Last August, Halliburton was involved in the cementing of a well in the Timor Sea off the coast of Australia that similarly blew out, sending thousands of gallons into the ocean.

Even within days of the US tragedy, which left 11 men dead and unleashed the worst oil spill America has ever seen, investigators were focusing on the type of cement used – it had been infused with nitrogen – and tests that were done to ensure it had set properly. BP investigators told members of Congress that in the hours before the blast, a “fundamental mistake” may have been made in moving forward with placing the plug even when pressure tests had shown a “very large abnormality”.

The notion that blame for the blast could eventually be put on Halliburton might be tempting for BP. Indeed, at early hearings, BP seemed to point fingers both at Halliburton and at Transocean, the owner of the rig, prompting a rebuke from President Obama.

From the start, Halliburton’s lawyers have insisted that its men on the rig were simply following specifications and instructions from BP. In other words, if the cement does turn out to have been at least partly responsible for the tragedy, BP is “bound to hold Halliburton harmless”, as one of the lawyers told Congress last week. Transocean has made a similar case that as the owner of the lease on the well, BP must be ultimately responsible.

:: Article nr. 66494 sent on 31-may-2010 01:20 ECT



Kyrgyz Tajik saw in the actions of Uzbek attempts to “stifle” Tajikistan
May 31, 2010, 16:58
CA-NEWS (TJ) – Tajikistan Embassy in Bishkek, published on its website the full text of the address of the Association of Kyrgyz and Tajiks Tajik students studying in Kyrgyz universities, who organized last week authorized a protest in front of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Bishkek. The picketing, according to the Tajik diplomatic mission, attended by over 60 people.

“Recently there has been unfriendly policies on the part of Uzbekistan with regard to Tajikistan, which only contributes to the deterioration of good relations between the brotherly countries and peoples, – the statement says. – Many of the country and abroad send humanitarian aid to victims of natural disasters to the population of Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan tries to block their timely delivery. ”

The authors, referring to the media, reported that on May 18, Uzbekistan on its territory delays and do not allow more than 2000 cars with food, construction materials and humanitarian cargoes destined to people in affected regions of Tajikistan.

“One gets the feeling that the Uzbek authorities deliberately keep such a hostile policy towards Tajikistan, in every way trying to” stifle “it, including the cost” – the statement says.

The authors express concern about the difficult social and humanitarian situation in Tajikistan, stressed that “the embargo against Uzbekistan in Tajikistan will further complicate the situation and could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.”

Tajiks In Bishkek Picket Uzbek Embassy, Demand Resumption Of Rail Traffic

Tajik protest the disruption of humanitarian aid transports in Bishkek.Tajik protest the disruption of humanitarian aid transports in Bishkek.

May 27, 2010
BISHKEK — About 50 Tajik students and members of Kyrgyzstan’s Tajik Association picketed the Uzbek Embassy in Bishkek today to demand the full resumption of rail traffic between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service reports.

According to the protesters, hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid intended for the victims of recent landslides and floods in Tajikistan are held up at the Uzbek-Tajik border as the Uzbek authorities refuse to allow cross-border rail traffic.

The protesters handed a petition to an Uzbek Embassy official.

Uzbekistan has described the rail delays as technical, but Dushanbe has accused Tashkent of deliberately blocking the shipments.


Iranian Defense Minister: Countdown of Israel's existence started

Israel‘s attacks on ships with the humanitarian aid initiated the countdown of Israel’s existence, Iran‘s Defense MinisterAhmad Vahidi was quoted as saying Irna.

The Israeli military boarded an international flotilla of ships transporting humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. During the operation, which the Israeli newspaper Haaretz called the “complete failure”, the militaries killed 19 members of the humanitarian mission and about 30 injured. The Al-Arabiya television channel reported that most of the injured are in serious health condition.

The Turkish humanitarian mission reported that of the killed persons, 16 -15 are citizens of Turkey. Haaretz reported that it could lead to a complete breakdown in relations with Ankara, which already remained strained after the war between Israel and Gaza in December 2008.


Israeli gov’t source: ‘Flotilla of freedom’ transport arms

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 31 / Trend, U.Sadikhova /

On board the International flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip were contraband weapons, using which, the activists attacked by Israeli soldiers, official source in the Israeli Government toldTrend.

Arms were on board of the ships before the arrival of the Israeli Navy, and Israeli soldiers have been forced to defend themselves from attack of the activists, as a result of which two Israeli soldiers were injured, the anonymous source said.

Israel made the organizers of humanitarian action and human rights activists, who were on board responsibility for the accident, he said.

According to exact data, 19 human rights activists were killed as a result of incident, most of which are Turkish citizens, hundreds of people were injured.

Turkey has decided to recall its Ambassador Oguz Celikkol from Israel and to cancel three joint military trainings, Assistant to Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said at the news conference in Ankara.

Israeli Navy said that their actions were defensive, as the activists began the attack first, using knives, batons and metal objects. However Bulent Arinc at a press conference in Ankara said that there were no weapons on board the fleet.

Freedom Flotilla” consists of six vessels. There were about 600 activists from Europe and Arab countries, including dozens of deputies on the board. The rally was organized by human rights activists from Ireland, Sweden, Greece, Turkey, Algeria and Kuwait. They intended to bring 10,000 tons of humanitarian supplies, including medicines and construction materials to the Gaza Strip.

Kyrgyzstan Reports Uzbek Armor and Assault Force Massing On Border Near Batken

Kyrgyzstan closed the frontier guard on the border with Uzbekistan, the Uzbek enclave Soh arrived paratroopers


May 30 in connection with the latest escalation of the situation on the border with Uzbekistan Border Service of Kyrgyzstan is located closed frontier guard “Kaytpas” said AKIpress citing sources in the Batken Oblast State Administration.

According Acting Akim (Head of Administration) in the Batken region Khayit Aykynova, May 29 residents of Uzbekistan’s village Hushyar destroyed road leading to the Kyrgyz village Charbak. In turn, sends a “” , residents of the Batken region blocked the road in the Uzbek town of Rishton.

Межгосударственные границы в Ферганской долине
Bizarre line of international borders in the Ferghana Valley. In the photo from space: The road and the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border in the area Rishtan © Google Maps

Currently, according to the Batken regional administration, the Uzbek enclave Soh introduced forces landing assault battalion of Uzbekistan and strengthened law enforcement outfit – without the knowledge of local government and law enforcement Batken region. According to local officials, it is a violation of international agreements.

Recall the night of 26 May a group of villagers Hushyar Sokh region of Uzbekistan beat the passengers of four cars “Tico” and “Lada”, which tried to drive through the enclave Sox in the Kyrgyz village Sogment. The attackers also attempted to draw into the conflict Kyrgyz border guards, but the latter chose not to intervene. Citizens of Uzbekistan tried to capture all the hostages, but the passengers managed to escape. In Hushyare left drivers with cars that were not freed until the next morning.

According to the Batken regional administration, the villagers complained Hushyar caused controversy on the use of pasture in the village Sogment, which until this year hushyartsy used for grazing in the summer. However, after the entry into force of the new international agreement they have lost such an opportunity.

Confrontation villagers Sogment and Hushyar continued and the next day. On each side, on the border of two villages in a crowd of 300-500 people. Local authorities on both sides to take measures to resolve the situation. Evening of May 27 after much persuasion gathered at the border residents Sogment dispersed. But the next day people gathered again at the same place. At the epicenter of the events are regional leaders, acting Governor of Batken region, as well as the head of Batken border detachment.

Uzbek media about what is happening on the border with Kyrgyzstan did not report anything yet.

Kyrgyzstan has closed all frontier guard in Kadamjai area. At the Uzbek border spotted armor


Kyrgyzstan has closed all border posts located in Kadamjai region of Batken region where a May 26 aggravated the situation.

According to “Fergane.Ru” state television and radio correspondent in Kyrgyzstan (NTRC) in the Batken region Mederbek Niyazaliev, located on the ground, now on both sides of the border continue to be several hundred people. Among them are many members of various law enforcement agencies. On the Uzbek side noticed armored vehicles – several armored personnel carriers and BMT, and about 700 guards and 300 paratroopers.

In place of confrontation, according to our source, is acting Governor of Batken region. Expected arrival of the chairman of the Border Service Kurmankula Matenova.

Recall, according to the Kyrgyz side, the night of 26 May a group of villagers Hushyar Sokh region of Uzbekistan beat four passenger cars “Tico” and “Lada”, which tried to drive through the enclave Sox in the Kyrgyz village Sogment. The attackers also attempted to draw into the conflict Kyrgyz border guards, but the latter chose not to intervene. Citizens of Uzbekistan tried to capture all the hostages, but the passengers managed to escape. In Hushyare left drivers with cars that were not freed until the next morning.

According to the Batken regional administration, the villagers complained Hushyar caused controversy on the use of pasture in the village Sogment, which until this year hushyartsy used for grazing in the summer. However, after the entry into force of the new interstate agreement, they were deprived of such opportunities than displeased.

May 29 residents of Uzbekistan’s village Hushyar destroyed the highway leading to the Kyrgyz village Charbak, koitoroe as a result was left without water: a village situated on the territory of Uzbekistan, the road to him and plumbing run through Hushyar.

In turn, residents of the Batken region blocked the road in the Uzbek town of Rishton. In addition, near the village Zhash-Tilek Kyrgyz residents blocked the road with stones, demanding action on the findings of damage people of Uzbekistan from 26 to 31 May ten cars batkentsev.

Conference on Disarmament in Central Asia and Caspian region to Be Held In Turkmenistan on June 24

Conference on Disarmament in Central Asia and Caspian region to take place on June 24

The International Conference “Issues of disarmament in Central Asian region and Caspian littoral states” will be held in Ashgabat on June 24. As the correspondent reports from Ashgabat, the forum is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

The initiative to hold an international conference on disarmament in Central Asia and the Caspian basin in Ashgabat under the aegis of the UN was proposed by Turkmenistan at the 64th session of the UN General Assembly.

Earlier, the Turkmen capital hosted a series of consultative meetings on preparation for the conference attended by representatives of foreign ministries and diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The program of the conference is expected to include issues such as review and analysis of the situation on disarmament issues in Central Asia and the Caspian basin; international legal framework for disarmament and its improvement; role of international organizations in addressing disarmament issues in global and regional dimensions.