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it's. what you can see coming to live from moscow a look at the top stories a thai court has ruled that a russian businessman wanted on arms trafficking allegations will be extradited to
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the united states victor borge nicknamed the merchant of death was arrested two and a half years ago in bangkok after a u.s. sting operation. russia is ready to launch iran's first nuclear power plant on saturday saying the joint project shows to iran is the title to a peaceful use of atomic energy the reactors operations will be under the control of the un's nuclear watchdog. and plans to build a mosque at ground zero near the site of the nine eleven attacks are fueling anti muslim feeling among some new yorkers a series of adverse against the construction have appeared on buses around the city . but when i was here in our team now with the disastrous consequences of the gulf of mexico oil spill we investigate if black gold is really worth such a high price. the explosion of one. of mexico's the entire world according to various estimates six to fifteen million
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liters of oil tuesday into the water each day for three and a half months in the soviet union underground nuclear explosions were used to deal with leaking whelps they stem the flow of oil within a short period of time. explosion is safe and very effective economically a different method has been used in the gulf of mexico have installed a special cap on the leaking pipe the task now is to skim the oil slick which now covers nearly two thirds of the gulf surface some one million square kilometers one tenth of the oil spilled has formed this slick even if engineers eventually succeed in skimming oil from the surface approximately five hundred million liters of oil will remain on the ocean floor and in various steps it's not the first time such a catastrophe has occurred what prices humankind ready to pay for the world's most widely used fossil fuel it is impossible to prevent these disasters in the future
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aftermaths of such oil spills be dealt with quickly and effectively. the world's reserves of oil are running out to keep it flowing more and more drilling rigs are being open with each passing year. each new oil field. under water requires more sophisticated production methods. the more difficult the process the higher the risks the gulf of mexico oil spill is a strike. number of technological. as it turns out all existing methods of stemming the flow of oil do not work in
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a crisis situation the set of measures available today is simply not a quick. got a can is an ecologist he was a member of an official international delegation invited to mexico in early june two thousand and ten. the russian specialist told the mexican government and united states senators about their proposals on how to block the leaking wellhead. russian specialists spoke of a concrete solution. in the past they used nuclear explosions still to spread of fire on oil fields. they presented the set of techniques which could be applied to the leaking wellhead. an underground explosion was used on august tenth one thousand nine hundred seventy two to deal with an accident on a major gas field near the village of. eastern ukraine many of the villagers employed at the oil derricks four hundred metres from where it was extracted when
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they were drilling a new will to add to the thirty four already in use gas suddenly gushed out under enormous pressure that. was relaxing after a day's work. it was a run of the mill drilling procedure. nearly reached to guess where. there was a very low noise. coming from. so i was totally confused. has hardly ever left the village where he was born. the accident at the well occurred during a test drilling. close to his heart three of his good work mates had died there. a huge plume of gas and condensed steam gushed out of the well. all the points that were pushed into this it. fell on the hill
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a long distance away. they were twisted like coil central is only. an emergency team was immediately dispatched to the scene but was unable to cope with the incredibly high pressure of gas inside the well which approached five hundred outness fears. says that things yassin steam came from the. up to the sky and then rained down on the drums and vegetable goldens. everything in the soil. this stuff was went lying to you and it was. as if somebody has spilled diesel fuel the precipitation poisoned everything around they set light to the gas escaping from the well and the most harmful substances were burnt in the flames just encouraged still has vivid memories of the roaring gas torch scientists estimated it was one hundred meters. below or
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a flame was right there. it could be seen from a farm. there was this much light at night is during the day and the noise was so lounge we couldn't tell it was terrible very young they couldn't sleep at night the noise made them tremble. it was then decided to use an underground nuclear explosion the method had been tested that would double our deposit. back in one nine hundred sixty six the situation there was compounded by the fact that the malfunctioning well was not the only source of gushing gas. there was a sudden pressure. straight. dangerous amounts of conscience. populated area. the operation was caught on film scientists put together
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a four minute tape later they took a. pride in showing it to the rest of the world the plan looks simple enough another well is drilled next to the one weekend where a nuclear charges placed. one project materials ready. at an angle to the gas well. nuclear explosion was to be set off in plastic geological material. asking permeable straight or. a bit of a silly if is the scientist specializing in physics and mathematics he's devoted himself to studying and making nuclear charges for peaceful purposes these bombs contain special isotopes which have a short half life. guess products are very dangerous but they also are short lived
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this means that their radio activity goes down quickly means that we've never contaminated anything in. the nuclear physicist knows how difficult it is to pinpoint exactly where the end of a new well will be when dealing with depths of more than a kilometer. a nuclear explosion of those for thirty to forty meters between the wells the distance is enough for an explosion to pinch the well but the. depth was around fifteen hundred meters as we needed to approach the troubled well at that depth as close as we call sibley could . so that's what we did let me put the flames out thanks. the underground explosion triggered a small scale earthquake as a result the shells began to move squeezing the shaft should. come in explosives
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are not powerful enough to achieve this. and. the explosion formed a hollow underground sphere with a radius of twenty to forty meters the newly hardened multan rock created in natural for the radioactive waste this shaft has been successfully blocked and gas is no longer leaking supervisors found no trace of radiation either in the air or on the ground nuclear material ended up buried at a depth of one thousand five hundred meters. cultures that say much about the taxpayers in. my area as the. age obviously
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come to an end internet based social networks are changing the way we live they are also force. the close up team has been to the kaluga me when the car industry is rapidly developing. now margy goes to where the first russian fleet was more. where the indigenous people were the first hard to see as navigator and where russia's glorious history is still visible. welcome to live on mostly. russia close up on
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a. lake by call as one of the largest and deepest freshwater lakes in the world its unique species of fish and microorganisms are of huge interest to biologists the next research expedition for two deep submergence research vehicles near one in mir two is already being planted. midsomer symbols are known for their ability to maintain a stable position it any depth and in heavy currents. quip with manipulators that can perform high precision operations underwater and their crude by top professionals. film director james cameron used mere vessels to do deep water shooting for his movie titanic he also suggested the american government should use these russian submersibles to stop the oil spill in the gulf of mexico because. cameron is convinced that mirrors are the best of their kind in the world.
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is a run by the russian economy of signs government would have needed to officially address the russian government. james cameron has expressed his wish but the government hasn't therefore we continue a research here they would have been happy to help out. russian specialists who took part in the deepwater shooting for titanic were very enthusiastic about james cameron suggestion to stop the oil spill. way or no oil it would have to be done in cooperation with the workers who know how . and how it must be handled there would have to be a mere submersible key advantage in this project. any project is interesting and this one is special because it deals with a disaster that affects the whole world and so we would never refuse taking up such
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a task. deep submergence research vehicles a mere one in me or two could have fitted to stop or on the oil spilling pipe in the gulf of mexico. now that the oil company has finally succeeded in doing so on its own another problem arises how would they clean up thousands of tons of oil dispersed in the ocean mirrors are unique in that they're compatible with any kind of manipulators. there's a huge amount of oil in the sea bed imagine a vacuum cleaner just like the one you have a new york both meant and if you use that on the seabed it will suck in all resting to. suck in almost all of it but the question is once you do with the residue today there are technologies that can remove the remaining oil whether it's on the surface or a mile under water. degree in biology and is the founder of the
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international environmental and social committee he has consulted most of the domestic and foreign oil and gas companies operating in russia but business circles don't seem to be in a hurry to take his advice. we have to. production but they're expensive. and would cause the end of the product to soar well we're always trying to make it as low as possible. dispersed in ocean water has no commercial value. devices used to soak it up from the surface of the gulf of mexico need to be somehow. a research lab and has come up with an unexpected solution. you know quite a number of. two hundred feet on patrol in one hundred.
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trying to make use of. the researchers have developed a new population of salt resistant microorganisms that feed. breaking it down into components that are harmless to the environment. the final product of hydrocarbon breakdown are carbon dioxide and water but it is a gradual process after several years of laboratory tests scientists have decided to publish their results microorganisms begin to interact with the oil spill spreading on the bay in front of our eyes a future pollution control exercise naturally without human intervention the only serious drawback of this method is that it's very time consuming. we have already seen the first environmental effect that we were trying to prevent the spread of
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the oil. it has been localized and the destruction of the spill will take from a few weeks to several months to be. currently microorganisms are a bulky expensive yet very effective method for the final stage of an oil spill cleanup when the leaking well has been stopped up and most of the oil has been collected. the most effective way to this day is the collection of oil from the water. we need to develop a strategy. beach the shoreline because if that happens. to work creases drastically. today eager to say you can is responsible for the technical any ecological safety of the activities in operations of one of russia's largest oil companies. he thinks the most dangerous situation is when drilling of new bore holes coincides with repair
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work. hole is open in any human can lead to a terrible terrible exhaust. in the gulf of mexico the catastrophe actually happened in the moment drilling. on our platforms we use the so-called equipment used to. help the totally block the border. and this is actually control. person who doesn't have to be near. the main task in case of any accident is to cut off the uncontrolled release of oil or gas as soon as possible.
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problem was solved in the summer of one thousand nine hundred eighty two on one of the fields near the village of. eastern ukraine an accident occurred four hundred meters away from the settlement by an oil derrick gas under tremendous pressure burst from the ground. very helpful for the environment especially if this hydrogen sulfide. every living thing. to which kills flowing to the. nuclear explosion isn't environmentally friendly which is very cost effective. and everything has been. used to specialize in transporting especially heavy cargo pensioner he remembers all too clearly the day he transported a nuclear bomb to an oil well near the village of pet of my sky.
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i came to work they told me to go to the railway station. container proximately. safe loaded on. to that for soldiers with machine guns to get in there with a major got inside. at that time he didn't have a clue about what kind of cargo he was taking to the rig. he became suspicious a couple days later when all of the villages were evacuated from the neighboring town while he and other drillers set up according to kilometers from the mine. shaft and the flame begins to go down until it became. moments everyone started because the will was killed already but the fire started
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up again and continued. i was born here he's now a professor of physics at a major university. in the summer of one nine hundred seventy two the scientists to be at home on vacation in voluntarily a witness to an accident and the attempts to fix it. approximately one hundred meters to the north of here. and a charge was put into. or it was located twenty meters from the rake. depth of about three and a half kilometers. later on recheck the calculations of the moscow scientists several times and studied all the peculiarities of the entire operation. explosion was set off. the weather was just as hot as in one thousand seven hundred.
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of the explosion it was three point. zero in comparison with the bombs dropped on hiroshima and nagasaki. six times more powerful the explosion was to be set off in a heavily populated area in the european part of the country as a result its capacity was reduced to the minimum so the clamping length appeared to be too little and the gas made its way to disservice via cracks in the earth. would increase the capacity by three times while the distance remained the same they carried out special calculations and clumping length. six times for this particular. and therefore it was necessary to either come close. the schools increasing the strength of the explosion is always easier and safer. because of their concerns about the consequences the ukrainian operation was not successful in
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total the soviet union carried out five nuclear explosions to overlap five different emergency mines three of them were complete successes. summarizing the experience of past years at the end of may two thousand and ten russian scientists developed a fast and reliable way to eliminate the consequences of the accident in the gulf of mexico using conventional explosives instead of nuclear ones though that's a be our first it was proposed to put a bunch of charges inside the flowing well of course the charges diameter would be smaller than the well itself. several more wells are drilled in parallel and a large number of explosives are stored there. first of the charges laid out in the very loyal wells are detonated thus in certain places a pipe is destroyed and kuwait's are formed simultaneously now and density to take
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oil will not be hearing the blowing up of the very surface of the pipe and. the breaks formed are immediately filled up with rock from the bottom that's how the well is sealed. oil pressure in the i mean move one of the created plugs but since there are several of them they'll be able to hold the flow of crude oil. this is just one of the possible ways of containing a rapid oil spill but they need to be adapted depending on specific extraction conditions. likewise postville clean them and its must also become more various and more flexible as the world learned in the gulf of mexico tomorrow may be too late.
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signed up to fill in the military because i thought that it was my duty but that it was something that i do to help my country i believe my government bought the business necessary for america to vietnam there was a lot of drug abuse the was a lot of murder of american officers by american soldiers there were a lot of. things. to pull out of. this all the while i always thought i wanted to win a lot of medals and that to have a lot of decorations but afterwards i realize that they they don't mean anything they're not that important. i don't i don't i never kept the metal. plate and the legion and says spelling division. new are among those.
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four months of preparation which the pay failures still haunts third mine. the last effort to keep the lead on the eastern front and lead citadel of funds to cleveland brain so soul and the battle won out a great sacrifice so bluntly and the rooms are still healing. and. nerves good manager people a military heartland the most heavily reinforced area. the battle of course. it lasted forty nine days one of them bloodiest battles and the turning point a move to push the burning bulge on our. let's
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