How might you stop an oil leak in the ocean?
Pretend anything is possible or worth considering...how could an oil leak (like the one in the Gulf) be contained?
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ship with sucking pipe to suck top level sea and oil and also filtraiting and dump filtrated sea water back in to the sea and collect oil in reservoir
Explode a nuclear bomb to seal the well.
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Via feed pipe inject under tremendous compressed force a slurry of baseball-sized aluminum treble hooks mixed with clumps of cotton amongst sheets of cloth or burlap and a mixture of tree sap and other plant resins (John.Quill.Taylor)
Use 4 submarines to go around in circles over the leak really fast so as to form a whirlpool that will collect all the oil in the center of the whirlpool and make it easier to collect with a funnel on top of the leak.
Put a funnel on top so all the oil goes into the funnel and then slowly make the opening of the funnel smaller to cap it.
Dont try stop/capture it. Actually make it bigger. Let all the oil come out, skim it off the top of the ocean and then it will never repeat!
Wrap and seal a larger sleeve (with an attached collector) around the pipe. Once the seal is in place pierce the pipe with several smaller holes to allow the oil to drain into the sleeve (and out the collector) before it reaches the top of the pipe.
Tap into the pipe below the opening with multiple taps like the ones used to tap into water pipes for running a water line to a refrigerator. Connect several smaller taps to gradually reduce or eliminate the flow at the break.
A tube slightly larger than the hole the oil is flowing out of to go over the top with replacement preventer/equipment so they can continue drilling like they were before
Use heavy waste from landfills or junkyards to reduce the flow and then cover it with cement
Put a dome over the whole thing, and pump it out of that.
Find a chemical which turns oil into a glue-like substance which solidifies upon contact with water, and pump it to the opening.
Put progressively smaller pipes into the opening until the opening shrinks to a pinhole, then seal it all.
Crowdsource this problem to top scientists and offer an amazing incentive funded by BP.
Wait for a volcano to erupt on the ocean floor to erupt and seal.
A lot of hair...it seems to plug the shower drain.
Pump air down there and light the whole thing on fire.
Pump expanding foam into the opening
Send NASA to fix it, and have them send BP the bill.
Giant rubber band ball---put one rubber band on at a time to slowly stop the leak.
Have a contest for competing oil companies to BP to stop the leak...maybe they have a plan and can bill their competitor for their services!
Drill a small hole somewhere else nearby to relieve pressure on the current oil leak and cap two easy ones versus one difficult one.
Nuke the opening, so the rock fuses over it.
Have a contest to stop the leak where underwater adventurers with special equipment can take a shot at it.
Convene a brainstorming session of top researchers around the country to solve the problem.
See what Chuck Norris can do.
Screw a cap on top of it like bottling a diet soda filled with mentos.
Top it with a super dense sponge first to slow the flow and then cap it.
Add a longer pipe and rapidly suck all of the oil out into a super sized barge or containment unit.
Tie the end of the pipe into a knot...that is what they would do on a cartoon
Fill the pipe with hardened cement
Melt the pipe area where the oil is coming out