U.S. tried fracking for gas using nuclear bombs — Engineer: “I think it’s awesome” — Drilling to now be allowed within half-mile of blast site? (VIDEO)

Published: November 14th, 2012 at 7:25 pm ET


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Title: Operation Plowshare: The Plan to Bomb America With Kindness
Source: IO9
Author: Esther Inglis-Arkell
Date: July 27, 2012

The Plowshare program was both a public relations ploy and a serious scientific study. It was an attempt to see if nuclear bombs could be used in peaceful constructive ways. If it had been successful, America would pretty much be humming by now.

During the late 1930s and early 1940s, the entire focus of the atomic program was to create the weapon to end any war, even one as all-consuming as World War II. After the war, the makers of the bomb saw its power, and their own uneasy public, and tried to think of ways to both soothe the American people, and put the bombs to good use. Some of their minds drifted to the Bible verse in Isiah 2:4, “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

[…] Project Rulison and Project Gasbuggy were an attempt to free natural gas with nuclear explosions. […]

Post Independent, Sept. 29, 2012: Project Rulison […] released 10 times the amount of natural gas as compared to traditional methods. However, the natural gas was contaminated with radioactivity, rendering it unmarketable. […] Recently, there has been much debate over whether it is now safe to drill in the buffer zone. In December of 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management approved drilling within the three-mile buffer zone, although permission has not yet been given to drill within a half-mile of the blast site.

Published: November 14th, 2012 at 7:25 pm ET


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20 comments to U.S. tried fracking for gas using nuclear bombs — Engineer: “I think it’s awesome” — Drilling to now be allowed within half-mile of blast site? (VIDEO)

  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    Great, let's now have natural gas that is radioactive being transmitted via pipelines to our neighborhoods..or is it already?

    hmm what is the likely hood someone is drilling without permission already?

    Absolutely idiotic!

  • many moons

    Maybe one day the world will be flat after the mad scientists and engineers get done hollowing it out in grab everything you can money making plan..

  • alpha-tracker

    The radioactive gas from Rulison was deemed safe enough to be flared (into the atmosphere):

    'On three occasions over a 10 month period in 1970 and 1971, the DOE flared about 455 million cubic feet of radioactively contaminated gases into Colorado's atmosphere where it 'dissipated.' …Radioactive gases from the flaring were detected up to 50 miles from the Rulison blast site.'


  • WindorSolarPlease

    Makes me wonder if we haven't been invaded by the "Environmentally Clueless".

    • richard richard

      Hi windsolar. It's not that we've haven't been invaded by the "Environmentally Clueless, humans, in general, are environmentally clueless.

      Driving, I watch as people throw rubbish out of their car window.

      I do my daily watch and note that at a bus top, everyday, is a new, empty drink packet in the gutter. Someone has a habit of finishing their drink and tossing it as the bus approaches, I suppose.

      I walk thru a shopping area post lunch time. Half eaten food remains sit in boxes, on seats, with empty drink cans. I mean, how ignorant is that. They eat, then just stand up and walk away, leaving their rubbish behind, when a garbage bin is a 4 metre walk away.

      As much as there are aware people here on enenews and elsewhere, we are a small minority compared to the larger population who can be rather selfish.

  • jec jec

    Idiots! Just looking at the Bayou Corn sitation with NORM..the EPA "tested" for radiation by a 3000 ft flyover. Now, since most of the NORM is underwater/somewhat shielded..is it possible the radiation emissions were missed? Did anyone collect materials UNDERWATER in the cavern? Now with a nuclear contaminiation..just WHAT tests are being done..3000 ft in air? In the cavern caused by the nuclear bomb? I guess "revenue"..or money is the bottomline..health of the public seems to be ignored. Just like Japan and Fukushima..lets do a study..

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    Transmutation on the Ocean Bottom
    June 20, 2011
    “With the large releases of methane under the Gulf of Mexico by deep drilling and nuclear fracking of the basalt plain large quantities of methane ice have piled up on the bottom. Given time the bacteria will eat all the methane keeping the Gulf deep waters cool and making a lot of fish food. The use of Corexit emulsifier sinking the red coloured petroleum to the bottom will in time be transmuted by the bacteria.
    “The radioactivity in the petroleum, fall-out from the August 19 2009 nuclear blast 10 kilometres under the alluvial fan of the Mississippi will also be transmuted by the bacteria. In biological systems radioactivity drops fifteen times faster than in a test tube.
    “The practise of the US Navy to drop decommissioned nuclear reactors in the ocean depths may be the best solution for long term elimination of such materials. The bacteria eats the iron into “rusticles” as seen on the Titanic at 10,000 feet deep and transmutes toxic radioactive elements fifteen times faster than in underground bunkers….”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    “…British Petroleum’s push to develop Abiotic natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico by the explosion of a nuclear bomb 6 miles under the alluvial fan of the Mississippi River August 19 2009 led to the blow out eight months later. There have been fifteen or more such explosions at depth under the Gulf of Mexico. The floor of the Gulf is leaking hydrocarbons in many areas. All the petroleum companies are positioning themselves to supply natural gas for the turbines….”

    Here is a USGS map of the alluvial fan basin of the Mississippi. It is out in the GOM:
    Gulf of Mexico – Mississippi Fan

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      What the frack?

      • tooktheredpill tooktheredpill

        What idiots in government would allow fracking within 300 miles of a NPP when fracking is a completely new process with a totally unproven track record bringing unknown change's to the geological foundation and how the hell does that fit into the NRC's calculations when they use terms such as 'beyond design basis'.

        All NPP's were constructed to withstand the possible (although Fuku proved that probable and possible are entirely manipulatable) consequences of forces acting upon them based on the known data at that time for the location of the plant. WHERE is the known data for the consequences of fracking?? How far back does that data go compared to Seismic, Hurricane, water temperature/avalability etc. which goes back centuries??

        The NRC is playing with fire (scuse the pun) by even extending the license of these decrepit plants that have already passed there initial safe working life and now they are allowing the very foundations that those plants are built on to be f*&ked with….

        …….UTTER MADNESS!!

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    And not even speaking of groundwater contamination here….

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    BP NUCLEAR OPTION Spells Mega-Disaster For Gulf Of Mexico
    "There has been much speculation lately about a nuclear device being planned for closing in the BP Macondo Well in the Gulf of Mexico. The consequences of exercising this option go well beyond killing the Gulf of Mexico; there would be far-reaching and profound ramifications for the oceans of the world. There are many risks associated with this option that must be considered. Let’s review some of these before BP finishes the relief wells, which are allegedly being utilized for the strategic placement and detonation of a nuclear device."

  • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

    You just can't make this shit up! Atomic fucking fracking. Psychopathy X 1000!

  • fill er up

    they're fracking with nukes now!

  • fill er up

    the shadow govt will frack us a new one, different president same shadow govt. wheres the change?

  • SourDove

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMLsJrkt1wM&quot; title="Rulison">Rulison</a>

    Footage of the greater Rulison area.
    No McMansions!