WIPP Community Meeting Tonight + Thurs. News

WIPP Round-Up

Community Update Meeting Scheduled:
for WIPP April 17 – Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway and DOE will
co‐host a weekly town hall meeting featuring updates on WIPP recovery activities.
The meetings are held every Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 101 N. Halagueno Street.

 Live streaming of the weekly meetings can be seen at:
 http://new.livestream.com/rrv/

Home WIPP web site:
http://wipp.energy.gov/wipprecovery/recovery.html

Thanks to Walter for sending this in - ;)     5:30 in N.M. is 3:30 EST.

ENE-News – Mistake at Congressional Hearing? Senator: “Radioactive releases from WIPP have been at levels that are a public health danger” — EPA: “This is a big deal” (VIDEO) < article mentions Mining Awareness :)

ENE-News - AP: Crews retreat after nuclear material found at WIPP — Officials: Correct to turn back, contamination was increasing — Robots brought to site for radiation levels too high for humans — ‘Significant amount of information’ will be revealed to public in next few days (VIDEOS)

A quote from Mining Awareness (scroll half way down):

While Farok Sharif of WIPP getting demoted appears good news on the surface, we must examine what he did at WIPP. He orchestrated a speed-up of moving radioactive waste. On the Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC web site it is still proudly proclaimed that Farok helped WIPP to “ramp up” from processing one to two waste shipments per week to more than 30 per week. His background is a BA in “Production and Operations Research Management” and a MBA from New Mexico State University.

A Green Road Blog – WIPP And Illegal High Level Waste Documentation Plus Evidence

WIPP Radioactive Plutonium/Americium Plume Release Covered Up For Six Days, Researchers Denied Access

State agency:  the nuke waste is all getting backed up in the parking lot(!)

(Feb. 27) “In light of DOE’s inability to operate, they are facing storage deadlines in their parking lot and Waste Handling Building.”

NEWS

The AdvocateSenate OKs bill to sidetrack suits against energy industry

Dutchsinse – Nevada Volcanoes rumbling

New_MAD

2.7 quake in Benton, Illinois

from Conservation

flyingcuttlefish:

CODE 2

They noticed the seismic activity . . . heli_button

Originally posted on Assumption Parish Police Jury:

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Wednesday, March 19 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 2 – indicating no work is allowed directly on sinkhole or within containment berms, based on increase in subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy3 detected by seismic monitoring.

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

- Conducting ventilation system inspections

ORW/CPT Wells

- Continuing ORW 21 pump test (north of Sauce Piquante, west of Crawfish Stew) and surveying settlement rods

- Conducting de-watering test on ORWs 4 (northwest of containment berm) and 14 (Oxy 9 well pad) and OGRW 1 (Oxy Geismar 2 well pad)

- Conducting pump test on ORWs 15 (north of La 70, east of Gumbo St.), 24 (north of La 70, east of Sauce Piquante and Gumbo St intersection) and 26 (northwest of containment berm, south of La 70)

- Working over ORWs 23 (north of La 70, east of Sauce Piquante and Gumbo St intersection) and 32…

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Gloomy Wednesday: A Large Twang at 5:13 A.M. + Methane Doom Prediction

Not on all the helicorders but very large at LA17-01. That is on the north side of Lake FUBAR.

Globe will very soon turn into a hot ball like Venus due to Arctic methane seep says scientist Guy McPherson.
. . .  ” The planet will not be habitable for the human species long beyond 2030.”   “Methane has gone expotential”  - 32:30 into this interview – AUDIO FILE

2.9 quake in Ridgely, Tennessee < this place always has them … fracking there?

DOCUMENTARY on Bayou Corne

LINK -  http://youtu.be/GxAdSkxlwvU

USGS Announces Publication of Completed Report on Models for Baton Rouge Area Aquifers-

Heywood, C.E., Griffith, J.M., and Lovelace, J.K.,2014, Simulation of groundwater flow in the “1,500-foot” sand and “2,000-foot” sand, with scenarios to mitigate saltwater migration in the “2,000-foot” sand of the Baton Rouge area, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5227, 63 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20135227, http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5227/

Big Oil’s loosening grip

For generations, our politicians assumed that what was good for the oil and gas industry was good for Louisiana. As long as nobody looked too closely at what was happening in our coastal wetlands, few questioned that assumption. . . .

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A Strum at LA18, Then a Big Twang in the Night & Sun. & Mon. News

A strum on some of the helicorders at 4:40 a.m..  It showed best at LA18. Also on LA12 and LA19 but it didn’t register on the others.  12 & 19 are near the butane caverns.

Helicorders_Oct2013

UPDATE SUNDAY NIGHT

At 10 P.M. something big happened at Lake FUBAR.

It looked like this (LA18)    LA12tenPM

- but didn’t show on all the helicorders (so it wasn’t caused by a far away earthquake). LA10-03 (bottom borehole) showed activity at 10 p.m.

How things went Saturday at the Water Festival:

LINK -  http://youtu.be/Vr8jnWUBIGY

Bayou Corne Residents Speak at the Water Festival:

LINK -  http://youtu.be/igiw_3c-li0

MONDAY

Conservation Dept. is keeping the work status at Code 1 says the parish blogTra-La-La ♫ ♪ ♬

They are piling up extra clay for the new new south berm … or is it for a planned new new south berm?

REMINDER - Big Meeting Tomorrow (Tues.)

A community briefing:
When:  Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Assumption Parish Community Center, 4910 Hwy 308, Napoleonville

New_MAD

2.6 quake at Lowellville, Ohio
2.6 quake at Lowellville, Ohio near the one above
2.8 quake at Lowellville, Ohio near those

fireradiation  These are near Beaver Valley nuke plant

LINK -  http://youtu.be/L1mcHW1Ztxs

Weekend News

New_MAD

2.5 quake at Caruthersville, MO

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Assumption dome companies must pay disputed taxes

sent in: Exxon CEO joins anti-fracking lawsuit after drilling threatens his property value

Louisiana VoiceSen. Robert Adley, a consistent advocate for transparency, craters to oil contributors in opposing wetlands litigation < NOTE: Fab bumpersticker offer on the right sidebar!!

Boil advisory for north eastern portion of Lafayette Parish < Parish MAP (they are NW from Assumption Parish)

  . . .  due to “low pressure”. Low Pressure? What about when they give away the farm and divert all that aquifer’s water to the oil and gas Bozos??

We have this idea about oil source being quite different than what is in the encyclopedia – Abiotic Oil. And the idea isn’t entire hooey as US New and World Report did a story on it: Abiotic Oil a Theory Worth Exploring – Oil may not be formed the way we think it is.

By the way, although some (unknown amount)  of rad waste is stored at the collapsed and roof-caved-in cavern, Oxy 3 at Bayou Corne it turns out a LOT of similar waste is just dumped by the roadside. It gets dumped along US roadways and byways because crooked haulers can’t be bothered with fines now that lots more radiation detection gizmos are installed at legitimate dump sites.

OLD BUT GOOD:

French news footage of Deepwater Horizon disaster:

LINK – http://youtu.be/aUkqF0QKoXc

Large Seismic Activity (?) at 8 P.M. Sunday at LA 14 (or it is broken monitor) + Mon. News

The helicorders show the same fuzz except LA14 had a large seismic event at 8 p.m. that continued after midnight into Monday. Two helicorders, LA 10-01 and 02 show missing data, skipped lines.

LA14_Feb16_2014

15 minutes is MISSING starting at 9:45 p.m.. ↑  It shows even bigger spikes at 12:15 a.m.. Monday. At 6:30 a.m. LA14 got drunk:

LA14_Feb16_2014b

The parish blog has an update. They are keeping the CODE 1 status.

8:45 p.m. CST – Maybe the LA 14 helicorder is broken? It is completely wacky.

NEWS

Dormant volcanoes can become active quickly

At 3:41 a.m. CST there was a big 5.7 quake in N. Columbia. The quakes and volcanoes in Central America haven’t let up. All of the Pacific Rim has been jumping.

Reader, Jec points out there is a series of forest fires all in a row on the New Madrid Fault Zone. Here is a map showing them from RSOE:

NewMad_4fires

CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE

North Carolina coal ash dump disaster – NC officials fear 2nd pipe collapse at Duke plant

Groundbreaking New Report: Silent Methane Killer Leaking Up To 75% More Than EPA Said

[snip] . . .  “In November, Harvard University-led research found that industry’s methane gas leaks have been especially under-estimated. That study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, reported methane emissions from fossil fuel extraction and oil refineries in some regions are nearly five times higher than previous estimates. That was one of the 200 studies included the study released this week.”

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Radiation Leak at NM Salt Dome (Updated) + Weekend News

SATURDAY

Doctors fear kids’ brain disorders tied to industrial chemicals

The helicorders are on ‘fuzz’ mode.

SUNDAY

The helicorders are still on ‘fuzz’ mode.

The Rise of the Crazy Ants – They are in Louisiana

4.5 quake in Georgia (US)

San Miguel (Chaparrastique) volcano (El Salvador): increasing volcanic unrest

Warning signs of a possible new eruption of the volcano in the near future are becoming increasingly alarming. . .

fireradiation NM salt dome: New Mexico Nuclear Repository WIPP Monitored for Radiation

           Possible radiation leak at New Mexico military nuclear waste site

(Reuters) - Unusually high levels of radioactive particles were found at an underground nuclear waste site in New Mexico on Saturday in what a spokesman said looked like the first real alarm since the plant opened in 1999.

U.S. officials were testing for radiation in air samples at the site where radioactive waste, such as plutonium used in defense research and nuclear weapon making, is dumped half a mile below ground in an ancient salt formation. . .

This report says the radioactive product stored in Carlsbad, NM was going to returned to use as a weapon(!). It is verified the Russian nuke waste is in the NM salt dome (see previous posts here about it). The weapons assertion is unverified -

Catastrophic Nuclear “Event” Prompts New Mexico Evacuation Fears

“. . . . As to why the Obama regime wanted to eliminate USEC [United States Enrichment Corporation], Federal Security Service (FSB) intelligence experts contributing to this report say, was for the diverting HEU Purchase Agreement uranium for the purpose of reconstituting it to its highly dangerous U-235 level to conduct experiments at the WIPP on what is called nuclear salt-water rockets (NSWR), which is a proposed type of nuclear thermal rocket designed by Robert Zubrin that would be fueled by water bearing dissolved salts of plutonium or U-235. . . .”

Feb. 16 RSOE update has info about the truck fire in the salt cavern.

Feb. 18 – Intel Hub - Ultra-high levels of radiation have been detected and may still be spewing into the air as crews try to prevent the further spread of radioactive particles

WEIRD! VERY CONCERNING (Now Deleted) RADIATION REPORT OUT OF NEW MEXICO

” . . . . a sample radioactive swipe taken at DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico returned a Plutonium reading in excess of Millions of Disintegrations Per Minute per square centimeter.

Such a reading would indicate that Plutonium was spread over the DOE site at a concentration very roughly around 1 gram per square meter. Given that the Plutonium would have had to come from an exhaust vent at the site, the airborne PLUTONIUM concentrations leading to such a surface level deposition must have been MUCH greater. Readings at that level would also imply an underground fire and/or explosion.

“Interestingly, suspicion has also been raised that this “radiological event” may have been previously ongoing and actually covered up by officials as a “truck fire” prompted an evacuation of the underground facility just 10-days prior.”


LINK – http://youtu.be/FsnHHzA9iT0

This fellow says in his video (4 min. in) that the above story is disinfo put out by an Iranian news agency.

LINK -  http://youtu.be/2XXbkT8-hfE

ENE-News will be following this story for more updates. Airborne plutonium detected outside troubled U.S. nuclear facility — Expert: ‘Radiation event’ appears to have occurred, leading to a release; “Levels are highest ever detected” around site

Feb. 20 - Plutonium amount in the air (source unknown) – graph.  From a comment on the ENE article above.

Another entry from the blog Pissin’ on Roses -has plutonium leak info.  UTMOST ALERT! ~1 Bq of AIRBORNE PLUTONIUM + AMERICIUM Detected: The Document Trail Points To a RADIATION INDUCED EXPLOSION At DOE Plutonium Disposal Plant < has video

Twitter feed on #WIPP

Lab: Radiation detected above ground near WIPP site east of Carlsbad

WIPP Plutonium Leak Amount Confirmed

Climate Viewer – ABOVE GROUND PLUTONIUM DETECTED IN NEW MEXICO < has plume map

Thursday News

Ky. gas line blast injures 2, destroys homes

COLUMBIA, Ky. (AP) — An underground gas line in rural southern Kentucky exploded early Thursday, sending two people to the hospital and destroying two homes, a county official said. . . .

It is 83 miles from where the corvettes fell into the sinkhole (yesterday’s news, scroll down). MAP

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MORE events on this map from RadChick

The parish blog says there will be a community meeting Tuesday, February 18 at the Texas Brine Command Post at 5:30 p.m..

Planet-warming methane leaking at higher rate, study finds

Crazy ants learn to neutralize fire ants’ deadly venom

Retired General Honore tells Rotary Club, LA is ‘threatened’ by saltwater

The Bayou Journal put up a photo of how close the relief wells are to the Bayou Corne homes:

home_drill

WWLTV – BP to provide treatment, compensation for residents, clean-up workers < has info on how to apply

(We are finding news at Real Coastal Warriors’ face book page.)

What Happened at Lake FUBAR at 4 A.M. ???

The helicorders all going off at 4 a.m. -

Was it this giant M6.8 quake in China that they say happened at 4:20 a.m. CST?? The graph jumps right after 4 a.m. – just a few minutes after, not at 4:30. A few other  big quakes there hours before. Zizhiqu is above India on the map.     RSOE mapUSGS says it is M6.9.

Around 3:20 a.m. LA21 showed a big sag . . . well before the China quake.

LA12 -

LA12Feb12_2014

LA14 -

LA14Feb12_2014

LA14 is even worse  in the afternoon… but maybe work/machines play a part in it. The only way to tell is to watch and see after quittin’ time (6 or 7 p.m.).

LA17-02 -

LA17Feb12_2014

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Officials seem to think this is all O.K. and will continue with the CODE 1.

LA11 is still broken. What does all of this shaking do to the butane caverns?

Helicorders_Oct2013

MONDAY NEWS

Assumption Parish has missed the big freeze affecting much of the south today. Current temp. is on the upper sidebar

New Madrid Fault Connection?? >  (CNN) – Eight Corvettes fell into a sinkhole that opened up beneath a section of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky on Wednesday.

PHOTO: WLKY

ALSO - New quakes at Yellowstone. Scroll down to Feb. 7 Yellowstone post for the  update.

New Orleans Times-PicayuneRay Nagin, former New Orleans mayor, convicted of federal corruption charges

Fracking with Acid: Unknown Quantities Injected in Texas