FRIDAY – After Isaac Updates

[7:00 p.m. - EST]

Officials release water from Lake Tangipahoa, plan levee breach <in Miss. – see Thurdsay post

“Officials in Louisiana and Mississippi are watching and waiting after a “controlled release” to relieve pressure on the dam at Lake Tangipahoa in southern Mississippi.”

   VIDEO: Dam situation worsened by debris clogging up flow of river

Obama to visit Louisiana Monday


Crosstex Energy on impact and expected impacts of the slurry near Bayou Corne

The Crosstex Energy companies, Crosstex Energy, L.P. (NASDAQ: XTEX) (the Partnership) and Crosstex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: XTXI) (the Corporation), are providing this update on the impact and expected impacts of the slurry near Bayou Corne, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, on the Partnership’s facilities and operations. . . .

“. . . The Partnership will relocate the portion of the pipeline affected and certain services will not resume until the relocation has been completed.”

On Mississippi Nuke Tests at the Tatum Salt Dome

Scary. Several atom bombs blown up underground at the Tatum Salt Dome and then they just filled it in with gravel.

SEE: Nuclear Blasts in Mississippi

These are the nuke tests:

  1. Project Dribble  < it wasn’t part of the nuke tests. (Correction)
  2. Project Salmon
  3. Project Sterling

“Nuclear scientists investigated several potential test sites in Mississippi, but finally selected a site just north of Baxterville in Lamar County, about 28 miles southwest of Hattiesburg.  Geologically, the area was called the Tatum Salt Dome, a vast supply of dense salt located about 1,000 feet below ground level. Salt domes deep beneath the surface of south central Mississippi are the dried remains of a sea that covered much of the state in the Mesozoic Era.  The plan was to detonate one nuclear bomb about 2,700 feet down, in solid salt. “

[adding the article to our sidebar]

Some ‘Worst Case’ Projections from Oil Co.s

Louisiana demanded reports from related oil companies relating the the sinkhole earlier.

They fluff it all off as if every toxic component will just evaporate etc. with minimal human impact.

They are here – scroll down to “Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Monitoring Reports” headline.

Here’s a bit Chevron provided -


THURSDAY – Isaac Updates

[10 a.m. - EST]

Assumption Parish 9:00 a.m. Sinkhole update

“This morning, LA Department of Wildlife & Fisheries and State Police are evaluating the sinkhole. DNR has advised that they will perform an evaluation today, as well. It will take Texas Brine and all industries involved in the drilling 2-3 days to rig back up. More specific updates will be available as the day continues. . . “

[ Assumptionla is on the sidebar with blogs]

Texas Brine will distribute check today.

Governor Jindal has a press conference and doesn’t mention the sinkhole or Assumption Parish.

Will this affect Napoleonville? Checking the map …. 

Dam in Pike County in southern MS expected to fail   

            info on Lake Tangipahoa Dam

           Miss. Dam Failure ‘Imminent,’ Evacuations Ordered

          60,000 people ordered to evacuate IMMEDIATELY after dam threatens to burst < has good PHOTOS

Isaac’s damage shuts major roadways in Louisiana

Official 10:40a ET Update: No Change in Sinkhole  ENE-News, on the sidebar, will have updates

[9 p.m. - EST]

An earthen dam at 700-acre Lake Tangipahoa in Mississippi had not breached, but had significant damage, according to the Pike County Emergency Management Agency

Though Isaac Weakens, Rainfall Still Enormous

Interview With Assumption Parish OEP Offical < Video



Lake Peigneur Residents File Petition Against Dangerous Salt Dome at Jefferson Island

Bubbling- Lake Peigneur – Assumption Parish

We, the citizens of Vermilion, Iberia parishes and Louisiana are filing this petition, this 24th day of August in 2012 regarding the issue of AGL Resources/ Jefferson Island Storage Hub’ s natural gas salt dome cavern expansion at the Jefferson Island Salt Dome under Lake Peigneur.
Currently, at the Napoleanville Salt Dome in Assumption Parish, Louisiana a catastrophe involving a giant sink-hole grows daily.  About Lake Peigneur    Contamination of drinking water and earth from salt cavern gas storage leakage into the drinking water has resulted in evacuation of hundreds of residents with an unknown future. . . .–lake-peigneur—assumption-parish/article_b3c53a8e-f14d-11e1-ba69-001a4bcf887a.html


A short video on an earlier disaster at Lake Peigneur:

Series of Bayou Corne Sinkhole Videos added to Collection

On the sidebat we have a VIDEO heading “YouTube channels”, We just added a channel “LEAN” (Louisiana Environmental Action Network) with a good set of Bayou Corne videos. (The channels are YouTube and other hosts.)

They have a good news service and that is on the sidebar under “NEWS”.

Also, we have new photos posted in yesterday’s blog entry.