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




Sunday – LA14 Grumbling Again

We have to wait for quittin’ time to see how this turns out -



It continued these growls all afternoon . . .
And LA17-02 growled at 3:45 p.m. today . . .

It looked like this Saturday too.

And it looks a lot like Friday’s graphLA14_Feb7_2014



Texas Brine put out a fact-sheet on observation well “de-watering“. Crosstex got off their butts and put out an “update” for Jan. 31st. It’s only a week out of date or so.


Compare to Jan. 30.

It  looks like the crooked oil & gas lobby is getting really nervous about anyone opposing them - Oil industry, ‘Green Army’ at odds - They forgot to call their opponents crazy.

Non-Stop Seismic Stomp Since Last Week



LINK - Goad, you da man!

An interesting discussion on all this on the the forum ‘Godlike Productions‘. Also, Newsweek story was on the COVER :)


Louisianans, keep in mind emergency plans. We have a little here on
it posted before -

10 P.M. UPDATE - What’s happening at LA21 Data dropping in and out of the helicorder. It is near the butane cavern (#2).

1013monitors ___ Crosstex_1and2

New art featuring the butane caverns and the newest helicorder locations:


SUNDAY UPDATE – all the same only more ‘fuzz’ on the helicorders.

heli_button   They dropped ALL data from LA21.

Evening update – LA12 and others ALL showing this kind of seismic action:



The AdvocateJames Gill: It’s official: Louisiana is a ‘hell-hole< has Green Army news

“. . . Among those who sense that Big Oil may finally meet resistance in Baton Rouge is John Barry, driving force behind the first of “judicial hell-hole” suits, which was filed by the Louisiana Flood Protection Authority ­— East. Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes soon followed suit.”

Court rules parish can tax caverns at higher rates

Law 360 – Waste Shipment Fracas Threatens Fracking Expansion

The Marietta TimesBarges to move fracking waste < article looks like it was written by a PR team… they ain’t movin’ nothin’: “It appears several other federal agencies must sign off on the proposal before barges can be used to transport fracking waste.”

Mossville Community:  Axiall Explosion and Fire Worse Than Reported <  Mossville is far west from Napoleonville, about half way to Houston. MAP

“. . . The The Axiall corporation reported that “unknown amounts” of EDC Dichloroethane, Hydrochloric acid and vinyl chloride were released.

“Dichloroethane has been found in previously in the Mossville area in drinking water, and those exposed long term have higher rates of cancer reported that “unknown amounts” of EDC Dichloroethane, Hydrochloric acid and vinyl chloride were released.
“Dichloroethane has been found in previously in the Mossville area in drinking water, and those exposed long term have higher rates of cancer . . . “

Wed. & Thurs. News

NBC 6 – Dozens of Whales Stranded in Everglades National Park
A pod of 20-30 whales has been stranded in shallow waters in a remote area of Everglades National Park, officials said

Crosstex has an update -

The Advocate reports - An Addis man owes the owners of an Assumption Parish company $114,969 for pumping 380,000 gallons of unauthorized industrial wastewater down their injection well, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in Baton Rouge.



The ANF Map shows a lot of activity in the New Madrid Failt Zone today (3 red squares).

Monday News – Helicorders Missing Time + Philippines Quake Effect

At 4 a.m. there is 15 minutes missing from all the helicorders. Example – LA14 chart.

Thanks to Walter for this top - ;)

The Parish blog says Crosstex is flaring or maybe not, anyway it’s of no concern to you little people -


Another  gas leak in the N.O. area -

Gas leak causes evacuation of 1-block area in Terrytown  < Terrytown is S.E. of New Orleans – MAP

WAFB has a story with astonishing video of lightening striking a lake in E. Texas.  What if it happened at Lake FUBAR?


Big Pilippines quake shakes up Lake FUBAR at 8 p.m. – see LA12 helicorder showing FLUID MOVEMENT

. . . it won’t stop shakin’!


Dutchsinse talks about the big quake on this video, then gets into methane hydrates off the coast of Florida -


Wed. News

Waiting for the lull to be over at Lake FUBAR  . . .

The Seattle TimesSinkhole is 25 acres and growing, swallows forest and swamp

We missed this news about a home explosion in West Kentucky earlier – 2nd person dies from injuries suffered in western Ky. house explosion and WPSD tv report – One dead, four injured in local home explosion  [ Note new readers - we put up explosion news in case H2S or methane are related to them ]

Darrell Goad vid is especially good -


Storage dome collapses at Nucor plant in St. James

New York – Salt mine issues resurface

” . . .  The rush of water into the mine also impacted ground water resources and surface stability over a wide corridor in the Genesee Valley. Building foundation damage and well water loss and contamination were reported in Leicester, York, Geneseo, Mount Morris, Avon, and Groveland. In a Memorandum of Understanding agreed upon between Akzo-Nobel, its insurer Zurich International, and the New York Attorney General, the company and insurer made a promise to compensate property owners for damaged buildings, and to pipe, truck or otherwise supply potable water to properties which suffered well water loss or contamination.”

Crosstex caught up with the “updates” to Sept. 22.

Crosstex_9_22catch upCLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE

Seismic activity picked up on the helicorders is from a giant 7.0 quake off Peru.

Very strong earthquake M 7.0 struck off the coast of Acari, southern Peru


  • 2.3 quake in Damascus, Arkansas < MAP < about 50 miles from Arkansas rad_Y_tiny nuke plant
  • 2.1 quake in Ridgely, Tennessee < MAP
  • 2.2 quake in Philadelphia, Tennessee < MAP < near Watts Bar rad_Y_tiny nuke plant and a little further from Sequoia rad_Y_tiny nuke plant


Another Chemical Plant Comes to Geismar & more news

The Advocate – BASF announces $42.6 million project, 22 jobs

GEISMAR — German chemical manufacturer BASF will spend $42.6 million to build a new polyurethane blending facility at its Geismar operation in Ascension Parish, creating 22 new direct and 145 indirect jobs, state and company officials said Thursday. . . .

Hang on. . .  GOHSEP has put out a new Situation Summary (9-10). Page 36 has the new stuff.
Page 42:  Approved emergency water discharge permit allowing discharge of water back into the sinkhole (9/6)  < ???
Page 53 says they are doing some work on Crosstex property. What  work???

WBRZ – Texas Brine behind in bills

BAYOU CORNE – The company believed to be responsible for the massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish is behind thousands of dollars in bills.
According to Assumption Parish officials, the company owes the parish close to $400,000. The costs range from operating the 24-7 command post in Bayou Corne to patrolling the mandatory evacuated area.
The parish bills Texas Brine every month, but Parish President Marty Triche says they haven’t seen a penny for three months.
Triche has a message for those officials: either pay up or get out of the parish. . . .

Speaking of deadbeats … Iberia Parish tormentors, AGL Resources, skip tax payments. 2006 article on it.


New Orleans Times-PicayuneSinkhole costs, race for the Senate and Jindal staff changes

The state has spent $8.3 million responding to the Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, the Legislative Fiscal Office said in its monthly newsletter Wednesday. The costs account for total expenditures through June 26 only.”

In 2010 the Comet had an article on oil companies not paying taxes back then.

Watch: In Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley,’ huge sinkhole creates more concerns < has video

Are petro-chemical companies sinking south Louisiana? < has video


  • 2.5 quake in Lepanto, Arkansas < MAP
  • 1.6 quake in Damascus, Arkansas < MAP
  • 1.5 quake in Matthews, Missouri < MAP

Oxy 3 Cavern Floor Rises 116 Feet! + Friday News

The Parish blog says it rose 116 feet in a week!  Some more news from them.

Crosstex keeps doin’ it’s thing. They put up an update dated Aug. 20.


We found a Situation Summary  for Aug. 16th from GOHSEP. Page 35 gets into monitoring they say they are doing that Texas Brine says they aren’t doing. Oh, wait! They say they are doing monitoring north of Highway 70.
DEQ has left the building! Page 53- “The DEQ Command Post has been moved to Alexandria Staging Area due to Tropical Weather SOP”  DNR has a new Inspection Report (8-21)

2.3 quake in Ridgely, Tennessee < MAP

NBC 33 has sage words from  Sonny Cranch:

. . . Texas Brine spokesman Sonny Cranch said while it may look bad they are pretty sure the sinkhole won’t grow much more.
“The sinkhole, we think, is reaching close to its stable size. But this is a process of that process. (????) There will probably be some more trees slough in, as there have been in the past,” explained Cranch.
But Cranch admitted there is no way to know if or when the sinkhole will stop growing.
“We can only watch and be prepared to contain the sinkhole with our berms and other methods we use,”

Hey! Sonny Cranch is moonlighting over at CNSI!

That sinking feeling: Ongoing disaster in Louisiana

” . . . . Ecologist Sandra Steingraber noted that this type of mining presents “an inherently dangerous situation. When you keep drilling over and over and over again, whether it’s into bedrock or salt caverns, at some point you have damaged the integrity of this underground structure enough that something is in danger of collapsing.”

As hydrologist Jim LaMoreaux added, companies like Texas Brine are too busy trying to “not go over a certain budget and a certain time frame” with these operations, and don’t bother to do a proper survey of the environment. These companies, he said, cut corners and fail to commission the proper studies.”

Los Angeles TimesWatch grove of trees disappear below ground

“The way you get a sinkhole is you have a void underground,” Orndorff said, “but this cavern they were drilling was several thousand feet deep, and we are not used to seeing something this deep collapse all the way up to the surface.”

The Irish TimesLouisiana reassures public as sinkhole video goes viral

“Louisiana authorities have moved to assure the public that dramatic footage showing a sinkhole swallowing several large trees was not a “new threat to public safety” in the area.
The footage has received almost 3 million views since it was posted on YouTube on Wednesday by the office of homeland security and emergency preparedness in the parish of Assumption near Baton Rouge.”

Desmog Blog has a pretty accurate write up.

Deborah Dupre – Sinkhole Salt Dome’s 940000 Barrels of Butane Moving, Seismic Activity Goes Wild, ‘Are We NUTS?’


Mon. News + The Parish Blog has some news


They have a few items today.

The Watchers – Bayou Corne: Meet the Town That’s Literally Being Swallowed by the Louisiana Sinkhole

3 New Madrid Fault Zone quakes near each other -


Crosstex has “updated” their butane cavern info to be just six days old. They are putting evermore butane in their endangered cavern.

Unsettled Lake FUBAR – Thursday News – BONUS! Fly Over Video

A whole lot of parish blog ‘news’ put out in the last few days including a water pipeline break. Now they say a gas pipeline is being attended to.  Keep an eye out for the next shoe to drop!

2:00 p.m. Activity Update from the Office of Conservation

Texas Brine has the daily update for July 29. And the letter to Conservation. . . it shows Texas Brine’s solid commitment to the residents:


July 31st  DNR Inspection Report out.  And Crosstex put out an update for July 29thThey are adding even MORE BUTANE(!). Like 10,000 barrels more. They now are storing OVER A MILLION BARRELS OF BUTANE there. 299,035 barrels x 42 gal.= 1,255,470 gal. Crosstex says they man the facility 24/7 … so how did they miss the water main break out there?

New Fly Over VIDEOS!



ENE-News – Newspaper: Giant Louisiana sinkhole now over 20 times larger than last year — It’s “taken on a volcano-like quality”

Scientific panel says BP damage to the Gulf is incalculable

Halliburton Co., Schlumberger and Baker Hughes were sued over claims they conspired to raise prices and crush oilfield service competitors in the booming U.S. market for hydraulic fracturing services.

A big seismic jump on the helicorders today at 3:15  – - -


LA11 got fixed! :)  Just in time to show the spike at 3:15.