By Oil Florida
Theoretical physicist, bestselling author and Science Channel host, Dr. Michio Kaku, discusses the ramifications of using a nuclear device to stop the oil flow. He says radioactive oil and tar balls could be “raining down on hair” and “rooftops”.
The nuclear option is not a good idea because the underground hollow sphere that is left would become “glassified” and collapse into a gigantic hole. This hole will not be sealed because the walls are unstable. 2000 psi exerted on the glassified walls would cause the wall support to cave in, creating more places for the oil to rush out.
Also, “Hurricanes will grab water several hundred feet below the surface and loft it up into the sky.”
A hurricane strike in the Gulf of Mexico would dump an oil and water mixture all over the South, potentially reaching hundreds of miles inland, said Kaku.
However, he does not believe this mixture will ignite from lightning.
Kaku also discussed the possibility of the oil leak lasting most of our lifetimes.