One expert is calling on the U.S. government to nuke the Gulf oil spill. Christopher Brownfield, in an article at The Daily Beast, suggested that the government use nuclear or conventional explosives to “destroy the well and put the matter to rest.” Brownfield has experience with nuclear weapons; he’s a former nuclear submarine officer, an Iraq veteran, and a visiting scholar on nuclear policy at Columbia University. Brownfield says CNN reported last Thursday that the Russians used nuclear explosives on four separate occasions to seal runaway oil and gas wells underwater.
According to CBS News, at least one Russian newspaper has urged the U.S. to use nuclear explosives. What do you think of the use of nuclear explosives to close the BP oil well?