Catastrophe Map – Assumption Parish Sinkhole Grows, Air Quality Alert Increased
By J. Kojo Livingston
The Bayou Corne sinkhole is growing…faster.
The sinkhole that was a grave concern when it was the size of a football field is now the size of the Superdome in New Orleans.
The sinkhole that caused explosions and odors and forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents had now expanded by 12 acres in the course of a weekend to the tune of rumblings, tremors and giant smelly gas bubbles coming from underground. The escaping gas is being burnt to avoid a massive explosion. . . .
. . . . You see this kind of closing down of information on the part of Texas Brine, the company responsible for creating the sinkhole. . . .
Related – This 2010 story is interesting – Human rights in ‘Cancer Alley’
Five years ago a group of residents from the rural community of Mossville in Louisiana came to Washington DC to file a human rights complaint against their own government. They alleged that the United States was not protecting their right to live in a healthy environment. . . .
. . . .”It is the first environmental case coming out of the United States to go to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.”
2.5 quake - Plum Branch, South Carolina < MAP
A 6-minute interview podcast with Sonny Cranch on WJBO radio this morning. He discusses sinkhole depth, floor rise, failed integrity, future plans:
•Sonny Cranch – 1150 WJBO
- thanks Guerrera Zorra for mentioning this interview and Keith M. for finding it -
Public discussion planned about sinkhole
BAYOU CORNE (WBRZ) – A special group will meet Friday to discuss public safety concerns around the growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Public Safety will meet on April 5th at the LSU Energy, Coast and Environment Building in the Woods Auditorium. The meeting is open to the public. . .
Strange Sounds – Underground explosion followed by fire near Lacles Landing St-Louis Missouri (VIDEO)
VIDEO CHEX MIX
Idahopicker points out the floor of the cavern has risen almost 300 feet since the beginning of the disaster. It has filled in with falling rock.
Residents – he offers to help anyone with alternative home evaluation as he has the home building expertise. He says Texas Brine may low-ball home values.
LINK - http://youtu.be/o5JyTEyP8U8
Mysterious Loud Booms; Pensacola, FL plus some on New Madrid Fault Zone quakes -
LINK – http://youtu.be/xEqCRtSZ96k
Crazy weather so far in 2013 – (note – China has same flimsy ground as Florida. A lot of limestone that causes sinkholes. )
LINK - http://youtu.be/5ksyQiNTdpE
Door Point Volcano Buried In SE Louisiana near BAYOU CORNE SINKHOLE! It has BP OIL worried. . .
LINK - http://youtu.be/zTrao_82dtI
Related – Door Point: A Buried Volcano In Southeast Louisiana – A Paper Written in 1976
We missed this NPR report on the sinkhole.
New Madrid Fault
Walter Coin found a lot of information on the New Madrid Fault with a lot of good photos explaining the geology of the area. Additional info with MAPS.
On the Edge blog – Sand Blows and the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812
Christian Chex Mix
We had a message from this fellow, Mark Brander, with his ideas about the sinkhole. Many other sites have this theme so just posting here as a courtesy.
shortlink - http://wp.me/p2GNDM-2iu