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(CNN)   Huge inflatable plugs being developed to protect subway tunnels from flooding, give your mom new contraceptive options   (cnn.com) divider line 5
    More: Interesting, West Virginia University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, floods  
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4488 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Nov 2012 at 10:13 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-02 10:16:55 AM  
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Holding back pressurized water is one thing. I wonder if it will stop storm surge which is lots of water, moving quickly, filled with lots of junk.

Cool idea though, but I would want to see test data first before major investment...
2012-11-02 11:02:09 AM  
1 votes:
With Mother Nature giving us crazy weather, those tunnels will probably have to be plugged up every month..
2012-11-02 10:34:59 AM  
1 votes:
This is great excpet they already ahve to have pumps running 24 hours a day to keep the water out when there isn't a hurricane, so I don't really see how these things are going to help once the power goes out and the pumps fail.
2012-11-02 10:24:44 AM  
1 votes:
Are they going to test them on Octomom?
2012-11-02 10:24:03 AM  
1 votes:
It is just me, or is this idea laughable. Trying to keep water from flooding an underground maze of interconnected tunnels, each with countless access hatches, leaks, sub-tunnels, etc is pretty much the definition of a fool's errand.

Trying to secure one particular tunnel from a potential gas leak or airborne radioactive material like from a dirty bomb is one thing, trying to keep an entire subway system from flooding is quite another.

But what do I know.
 
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