Tuesday News – hardly any

From Real Coastal Warriors : Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spill

“…Gulf Coast oyster harvests have declined dramatically in the four years since a BP PLC oil well blew wild in the nation’s worst offshore oil disaster. Even after a modest rebound last year, thousands of acres of oyster beds where oil from the well washed ashore are producing less than a third of their pre-spill harvest.”

WIPP town meeting (looks like a bosses’ meeting) live stream #1. The rest of it.

The Watchers - Red tide kills thousands of fish in Gulf of Mexico, poses a greater health threat

The helicorders at Lake FUBAR were pretty quiet until noon then they started up and then sputtered. LA18 shows it.

The AdvocateJudge tells sinkhole lawyers to settle taxpayers’ claims

The state district judge presiding over year-old lawsuits seeking reimbursement of state and parish costs from the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole urged Texas Brine Co. and its insurers Monday to turn their attention away from internal battles over coverage and focus on settling the primary legal claims seeking to recover taxpayer dollars.

Judge Guy Holdridge, of the 23rd Judicial District, told a courtroom of more than two dozen lawyers from Texas Brine Co., its insurers, and state and Assumption Parish government that he has dealt with similar cases in the past involving multiple insurers and millions of dollars in claims and that the sheriff’s and Police Jury’s claims, in particular, are worth just several hundred thousand dollars each.

“My frustration is why are we working and kneading me up as a judge over these small claims, and I’m having to deal with 1,000 New Orleans lawyers. I don’t know why we are doing this,” Holdridge said at the Assumption Parish Courthouse in Napoleonville. . . .


There has been fewer posts here than usual because news from Bayou Corne has slowed to a trickle …
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There’s been almost no updates posted lately from DNR.

 

DEQ has a new situation update Aug. 3 but they don’t report any stats. They just say everything’s fine. They have a water quality report for 7-29. They have a July air sample report.

The  Texas Brine Action Plan was pretty recent, Aug. 3. Oxy has one too for Aug. 3. So does KDS Promix, DOW, Arcadian GasChevron and Crosstex. Chevron is reducing inventory and slowing down. They don’t say it is due to instability but we doubt it is a reduction to greed that prompts them! Arcadian is idle too.

Texas Brine’s Action Plan uses an incredibly old photo of Lake FUBAR. We wonder how they can plan anything without a current picture or map.

The last Texas Brine drilling report was for 2012 just after the collapse. They say they closed Oxy 3 with a master valve so maybe they didn’t do any more drilling and that was the last report.

Can No One Stop Dastardly Crosstex from Pumping Butane into THAT Cavern??

There is finally an “update” (3 days old) for Crosstex out.

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They continue to put as much butane into their butane caverns as they can. They are very near the sinking new-new berm at the SE corner of Lake FUBAR.

CAN NO ONE STOP THEM??

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Contents of 20 storage caverns in the Napoleonville Salt Dome

Mon. & Tues. Frolics at Lake FUBAR

Someone is foolin’ with the helicorder settings!

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A couple of big dings Monday night, after a day of wildness (scroll down to earlier post) and then after midnight they pulled a stunt!  frowny2

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So we don’t expect real-time info from Lake FUBAR Tuesday.

AFTER 5:30 a.m. LA12 shows big activity – even though the helicorders are set on teensy-setting !!

A big ding at 3 p.m. showed up differently on the other helicorders. It was very big at the top of LA10 but not there at all on the bottom.

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What Happened at Lake FUBAR at 6 A.M. Friday???

Something BIG.  Seismos + fluid movement.

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It shows on LA12 -

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To get into the spirit of the Code 2 declaration, Crosstex is ADDING a lot more butane to the cavern next to sunken berm corner!

On July 13 it had 498,803 barrels in Well #1.

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jarheads …

WED. & THURS. NEWS

WEDNESDAY

SF ChronicleAnswers on link between injection wells and quakes

[internet problem seems fixed for now :) ]

THURSDAY

Helicorders grmubling at 5 a.m. – It isn’t workers. July 10 story (we missed) from WAFB - has video. Oh, but they went back to Code 1. Still work doesn’t usually start til about 7 or 8 a.m. at Lake FUBAR.

UPDATE: At 6:49 a.m. CST there was a giant 6.0 quake up in Alaska. It may affect helicorders. At 7:12 LA14 had major fluid movement but not all the helicorders showing that. LA12 had the same starting a few minutes earlier. But LA12 was already grumpy before the Alaska quake.

Real Coastal WarriorsFlesh-eating bacteria in the Gulf, more. BP screwed up all the lifeforms in the Gulf.

The DNR hasn’t put out a subsidence report since January(!). Did they not bother to do one or are they just keeping it secret? And the last bubble site map was from May. It shows lots of sites north of LA70. What’s a “seismic shothole”??

France weighs in on Bayou Corne disasterEnglish translation, original: Quelque chose d’énorme qu’ils ne veulent pas que vous voyez : Update sur le Sinkhole de la Louisiane

Unexplained: Temporary, Ark. helicorders are doing skiing moguls. What the heck??

 

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Fluid Movement at Lake FUBAR

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Fluid sloshes dramatically at 4 a.m.. It shows well at LA10-03 and here at LA12. Here’s the view from LA17-02 but 17-01 looks more calm so it isn’t sloshing from some outside event or quake. It is local source …
4 a.m. CST is 9 a.m. GMT (USGS time stamp).

The helicorder listed as being from ‘Temorary’ (town name or temp. ??), Arkansas shows complete mush underground. We don’t know what is going on. Is Lake FUBAR affecting the New Madrid fault zone?

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