Repost: Louisiana Sinkhole Collapses Into Aquifer: ‘Active Volcanic + Geothermal’

By Susan Duclos

 New reports on the Louisiana Bayou Corne sinkhole show that it has collapsed into the Aquifer, making this ever expanding sinkhole an issue not just for the residents of Bayou Corne, but for the entire region as polluted water now being flowing through what is normally clean aquifer water.

The video below not only shows the activity being seen, but splits the screen with the local meeting held where officials attempt to explain and answer questions from understandably concerned citizens. . . .


And this face book photo.

2 (old) Docs Show 3-D View of Lake FUBAR

Added to the Documents page today, these 2 papers have lots of info on where the gas bubbles are coming from. They say the old Hooker well pocket of gas is all spent.

  1. DNR – Bayou Corne 3D, 3D reflection seismic results (April 2013)
  2. LSU – Seismic Noise Test: Bayou Corne (Oct. 2012)

DNR paper -

  • Sinkhole fill disturbed area limited to depth of approximately 400 ft., is contained within berm, and remains far south of Hwy 70 and Bayou Corne
  • Small amount of residual Big Hum hydrocarbons near the Hooker # 1, serial # 20913, appears to have been liberated and virtually gone in recent survey
  • No evidence of multiple hydrocarbon zones as possible supply to sinkhole and MRAA

LSU paper -



We also found a comment-on-planned-project letter filed as part of the public record of Arlington Storage’s application to store natural gas in a salt cavern near Watkins Glen, N.Y. that is revealing.

This letter (at the end) notes the Bayou Corne disaster is still going on. They use the phrase the continuing salt cavern failure at Bayou Corne to describe it. So much for stability.

Related – Geologist Says Feds Made “Incredible Error” Ignoring Huge N.Y. Salt Cavern Roof Collapse

Louisiana Voice – Did Jindal tell us his brother’s law firm represents BP before signing SB 469? We didn’t get the memo from press office

We added this page, Methane – Everything you Didn’t Want to Know ,  from Pegasus Research Consortium on methane to the Methane page.


Does Civil Conspiracy Lawsuit (1997) From Jefferson Parish Apply to Texas Brine Crimes?

Although this effort failed (probably due to greased wheels) it is worth a look.

We found this article by way of a comment on ENE-News -

ForbesTexas Billionaire Builds Giant Nuclear Waste Dump

Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons has been called the king of Superfund sites. His companies, like publicly traded NL Industries, have over the years reportedly polluted numerous industrial sites with toxic metals and radiation. And another of his companies, Waste Control Specialists, is in the business of cleaning the messes up. It’s such a clever strategy that Dallas’ D Magazine in an insightful profile last year, called 79-year-old Simmons Dallas’  “most evil genius.”  . . . .

So we went to look up NL Industries to see if they are in Louisiana. NL started out as National Lead Company way back.

And we found out a lot about NL BAROID DRILLING FLUIDS INC

And then we tried to find out about ‘baroid’ and found this info about Haliburton all in on it. Whatever these baroids are the frackers are crazy about them! Cebo Holland has a page on them. A science paper featuring baroids.

And we found a heliport for fancy execs at LaFourche Parish- NL Baroid Heliport

We found this lawsuit from 1997 -
United States Court of Appeals,Fifth Circuit.
Letetia JEFFERSON, Individually and as Duly Qualified Legal Tutrix for Schanta Jefferson, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. LEAD INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION, INC.;  NL Industries, Inc.;  Atlantic Richfield Company;  Sherwin Williams;  SCM Corporation;  Glidden Company;  Fuller-O’Brien Corp., Defendants-Appellees.

The lawsuit failed :(  -

In our de novo review of the district court's dismissal of Jefferson's claim, we conclude that the district court not only reached the correct result but did so for the correct reasons.   Moreover, we are satisfied that we could not improve on the analysis of the district court as set forth in Judge Vance's clear, concise, and thorough ORDER AND REASONS filed on May 31, 1996.   We therefore incorporate her opinion herein by reference and attach a copy hereto as Appendix A.

Who is this this guy who kicked out the lawsuit? Judge Vance  United States Court of Appeals,Fifth Circuit.

Oops! confused  He was killed by a letter bomb . . . LETTER BOMB KILLS U.S. APPEALS JUDGE

That was his father who was killed. Dad’s bio.

Jr. had enemies there but industry sometimes creates these as a backdoor PR campaign.

Here is the goods – he took campaign money from Alabama Power.

Vance has raised more than $450,000 in his two months as a candidate, including from the pro-business BizPac and an employee political action committee of Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co. (SO)”

More poop.



Wed. helicorder hocus-pocus

LA10-03 konks out for hours

  LA10-02 shows a lot of activity after 4 p.m. today. LA12, LA17 etc. fuzz may be from work being done according to recent news from the parish blog.

On Nuke Fracking -


Related (1969) – Public Health Aspects of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Explosives [PDF]


Lake FUBAR Goes Nuts Tuesday Night + News + Sinkhole has 5,000 ft. Deep Pit

Heli_ANIReally, really nutty seismic behavior on MANY monitors.

Here is LA10-03 – the bottom borehole -





UPDATE - This went on until after 10 P.M. then quieted down.

The most recent info from Crosstex – about the butane in the trembling area:

Report Date – 03/25/2014 – 06:00 am to 06:00 am
Current Operations Status – Normal Operations
-Well #1 – 39,913 barrels of normal butane
-Well #2 – 17,789 barrels of butane


This looks new (!!) – Sinkhole near Bayou Corne sucks down another patch of earth

BAYOU CORNE, Louisiana — The sinkhole near Bayou Corne sucked down another patch of earth as Texas Brine Co. released pressure again from its failed salt dome cavern near the 29-acre swampland sinkhole in Assumption Parish.

Officials say the edge collapse, or slough-in, came five days after six trees in the same area were pulled down into the hole’s watery depths. Texas Brine was releasing pressure from the cavern around the same time. . . .

. . .  it is after the trees falling in and is the same event that was on the Mar. 31 video:

The AdvocateAssumption sinkhole claims another patch of earth

[snip] ” . . .  Scientists have Daffy_Duckdescribed the connection between the sinkhole and the broken cavern as a U-shape. Rock moves down through the  shattered  earth under the sinkhole and into the 5,000-foot-deep breach near the cavern’s bottom inside the cavity and then up the cavern toward its roof. . . .”

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Slough In Event Recorded At The Giant Louisiana Sinkhole Near Pad #3 – As Subsurface Seismic Activity Continues!

Report from The Times-Picayune sent in – Mercury Oozing from old oil & gas fields‏ [PDF]

The AdvocateTexas Brine moves contractors into Bayou Corne homes cry

WIPP bosses = Texas Brine?  WIPP Did NOT Protect Workers or Inform Public About Plutonium Dangers Immediately After Radiation Disaster

Methane oddity: Earth’s biggest murder mystery: Methane-spewing microbe named prime suspect

Louisiana Voice – Whistleblower claims DuPont’s Burnside plant has been leaking carcinogenic sulfur trioxide more than two years < in Ascension Parish

 Same DuPont rich family as this?

Stuart Smith: Stop the polluters from taking back Louisiana




Germany’s nuclear waste nightmare- the Gorleben salt mines


How a salt cavern

is the

WORST place

to store rad waste….

Originally posted on nuclear-news:

highly-recommendedAbyss of Uncertainty: Germany’s Homemade Nuclear Waste Disaster  Spiegal online, By Michael Fröhlingsdorf, Udo Ludwig and Alfred Weinzier, 21 Feb 13,   Some 126,000 barrels of nuclear waste have been dumped in the Asse II salt mine over the last 50 years. German politicians are pushing for a law promising their removal. But the safety, technical and financial hurdles are enormous, and experts warn that removal is more dangerous than leaving them put……


Germany’s Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has been responsible for Asse since 2009. This is an agency that was originally founded to monitor things such as the safety of workers in nuclear research facilities. In early 2010, the federal government ordered the BfS to assess whether the radioactive waste in the Asse mine can be retrieved. The agency estimated that it would take three years to prepare the project. Most recently, the BfS said it…

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