Stopping a 1,074 Day Fire with a Nuclear Bomb

Military History

This footage shows a column of fire shooting up from a gas well in Uzbekistan. The blaze ignited due to a leak and lasted 1,074 days. The Soviets tried everything to turn off or divert the well, but these efforts only provoked new, smaller blowouts in different locations. It seemed that nothing could stop the raging fire. That is until the Soviets decided to take an unconventional approach… to nuke the well.

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