Atomic bomb

Atomic bomb

In 1966, after failing for 3 years to extinguish a gas well fire, Soviet authorities decided to use a 30kt atomic bomb. It was detonated at a depth of 1,500 meters crushing the well and extinguishing the flames in seconds. Following this success, the same technique was used on 4 other well fires.

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