saint_matthew wrote:HappyDaze wrote:The cost effective answer would have been to have nuclear mines surrounding the rift. Kaiju detected? Detonate a mine. Now replace the mine for much cheaper than a Jaeger costs. Sure, they couldn't get their bombs through the rift, but defending this side of it could have been made a lot easier.
Sure, but now you've made the water radioactive, and destabilised a well known tectonic instability.
It's the same answer they use in the movie, so I think they've pretty much accepted the consequences. Besides, I'm doubting that a nuke set off above the fault is going to do jack or shit to the plates.