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USSR Gas Well Blow Out = Nuclear Bomb Puts Out The Fire

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In 1966, the USSR used a nuclear bomb to stop gas well blowout after years of burning uncontrollably

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In 1966 the former Soviet Union suffered blowouts on five natural gas (methane) wells and despite their best efforts, including hydraulic fracturing, were unable to quench the flames. The Soviets lowered a specially made 30 kiloton nuclear bomb into a 6 kilometres (20,000 ft) borehole. The nuclear explosion took 23 seconds to put out the fire.