Why don’t we just detonate a nuclear bomb on the Macondo oil well, and seal the Deepwater Horizon spill that way? I keep hearing this suggestion in comments here and in conversations out in the real world. Frankly, whether it’s plausible or not, that tactic isn’t ever likely to get an OK. But a few good stories have been written about the nuclear option recently and, for the sake of armchair speculation, there’s a couple of facts we should keep in mind: Nuclear bombs have been used to seal leaking wells before, but the situations aren’t analogous

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Nuke the oil spill?