“KWTX reports that the explosion at West Fertilizer was reported at around 7:50 p.m. in a frantic call from the scene.
Reportedly several buildings were destroyed, according to KWTX. There are also reports of people trapped in a nursing home and at an apartment building. . . “
Japan has a large, 6.2 earthquake that may be followed by bigger quakes warns the Japan Meteorological Agency. That may or may not show up on the Bayou Corne helicorders. It was 20 km deep. Map of it. Update - a quake swarm there.
MOST OF THE HELICORDERS CUT OFF EARLY THIS AFTERNOON
The Advocate – Berm expected to contain sinkhole brine, oil < has photos
“BAYOU CORNE — Bulldozers and men have been at work building the next phase of a 1.5-mile-long berm and upgraded levee system aimed at containing the briney and oily contents of the Assumption Parish sinkhole.
Black geotextile fabric and white geosynthetic liner — about 7,800 linear feet of each — are being laid on top of a sand base that was finished in February, Texas Brine Co. officials said in a written response to questions. The white liner contains a special clay and is used to contain landfills and ponds.
Bulldozers are then spreading and compacting clay on top of the liner and the fabric, an estimated 7,300 cubic yards in all, company officials said. . . . “
” . . . . While virtually fresh at the surface, the sinkhole’s deepest waters have a projected salinity that would be about 25 percent salt by volume. The ocean has a salinity of 3.5 percent. Salinity in some parts of the Great Salt Lake in Utah reaches 28 percent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Utah Water Science Center.
Ralph Portier, a professor in the LSU Department of Environmental Sciences, said the salt water poses a risk to fish, invertebrates and the freshwater vegetation, pointing the effect years of salt water intrusion has had on the state’s coastal wetlands, as an example. . . . “
Don’t worry, Conservation Dept. says, everything will be OK in mere hundreds to thousands of years(!).
WAFB has some photos we haven’t seen before of Lake FUBAR in this story.
Strange Sounds – Dramatic Pictures And Videos Showing The Louisiana Sinkhole Evolution From August 2012 To April 2013
A lot of big seismic activity overnight. . .and it ain’t trucks . . .
. . . unless they got a night shift and everyone is hopping.
We did some add-ons to earlier posts this week, so scroll down to see them :)