Texas Brine Observes CODE 3

PHOTO FROM TODAY -

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UPDATE -

Freedomrox says:

TB’s gates have been locked since December 19th, and only Frontier, and LDNR readings were taken in the mornings, and they waited till the regular contractors went on vacation, brought in another crew on New Year’s Day, just a few days after their little announcement of the ‘Emergency Plan’, so the permits would be in place for their little coup. Very dirty dealings… Makes you wonder about that fellow at Frontier Response, Mike Taylor, who also participated in the BP coverup. Of course, you know that Mark Cartwright and Bruce Martin knew. No Safety meeting, no nothing, and did they even have insurance to cover the workers? Someone can easily get killed in this environment. Someone needs to deal with these loose cannons…
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Texas Brine Shamed Into Producing 1-Year-Later “Factsheet” + Fri. News

They backdated it to Aug. 1st.
Better late than never.

ONE-YEAR UPDATE . . . red pencils ready?

The AdvocateSecond La. facility gets OK to export LNG

WASHINGTON A second facility in Louisiana received approval Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Energy to export liquefied natural gas to countries not covered by free trade agreements.

Lake Charles Exports LLC is the third such company nationally to be granted approval. Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG Terminal in Cameron Parish was the first Louisiana plant to get that approval. . . .

Song: Bye Bye Bayou Corne

DNR has a new Inspection Report (8-8) They may be overly optimistic about the the berm roads’ condition at the end. They constantly are dumping clay and gravel/shells on the roads just to keep up.

Houston ChronicleLouisiana residents fleeing giant sinkhole sue Houston-based company

WAFB has the history of Lake FUBAR in 111 photos!

The Bayou Corne sinkhole is one year old  – by Cherri Foytlin, Bridge the Gulf < it has home owner, Mike Schaff’s letter!

As world-wide media interest in Bayou Corne’s disaster grows we see the story made it to popular newsy blog, Boing Boing!.

BP CEO Says He’s Done Paying For The Deepwater Horizon Disaster

thanksreaders

Area of Berm Subsides + PHOTOS + VIDEO

flyingcuttlefish:

Plus VIDEO!

LINK -  http://youtu.be/puv5wAtnwmY

plus PHOTOS!

From the Parish blog . . .

The AdvocateLevee, trees sink after week of tremors at sinkhole  < they are sticking to their “everything’s stable” story!

WAFB News Report with (close-up) VIDEO(!) -

400 ft. of protective berm sinks around giant Louisiana sinkhole

Originally posted on Assumption Parish Police Jury:

On the south side of the sink hole there was an area that has subsided to include the berm. There is approximately 400 to 500 feet of the berm that is now under water. The depth to the top of the berm is 3’9″ at it’s deepest point. Also, the trees on the Southwest side are showing signs of sinking, some up to 10′ in depth.

We hope to have aerial video by the end of the day.

View original

Wed. News

CBS News – Official: Several injured in Texas plant explosion

“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 itUpdate - a quake swarm there.

MOST OF THE HELICORDERS CUT OFF EARLY THIS AFTERNOON

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The AdvocateBerm expected to contain sinkhole brine, oil   kittylitter< 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 SoundsDramatic 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. heli_button

We did some add-ons to earlier posts this week, so scroll down to see them :)

New PHOTOS are up. . . something fishy ?

From the parish -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/assumptionoep/8577113797/in/set-72157630330363084/

Walter Coin points out something is very fishy about the new photo(s) dated March 21st.

This photo from the set had ODD, unnatural shadows. They are from different directions. He says “. . . look at the sink hole lake see  the trees shadows in the lake.  Now look at those two big oil tanks look at the shadow the shadow is wrong.”

Large size version

Check out the differences in the direction of the sun (the shadows cast) in these parts of the photo – -

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[ PHOTO  has CONTRAST enhanced ]

CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE

Shadowland:

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OR - 

MAYBE NOT FISHY . . . .

Here is giant-size photo … it could be reflections of trees on the water and not shadows.

Michigan Methane & Friday (BIG) News

Related to Methane??

Strange Nature Phenomenon: Fish Die-off In Presque Isle Bay, Lake Erie: Millions of Fish Found Dead On Shorelines – March 1 2013

A lot of odd Michigan events may point to Earth changes up that way.

Western Australia methane bubbles in river:

Swan River, Perth Australia  info

LINK – http://youtu.be/kFPS_2dANKk

Demonstration of Methane Gas Bubbles and FIRE -

LINK – http://youtu.be/QERm5SLhlw8

We missed this in Feb. – Mystery loud booms, New Madrid Fault, Louisiana sinkhole, Mega earthquake: The 1000 words picture

BPEarthWatch,  in below video, points out Texas Brine is listing the distance between the collapsed salt cavern and the butane cavern is measured from ABOVE GROUND. He says it is measured by the doo-dads above ground so that makes the underground closeness not 1,000 feet or 900 feet but a stone’s throw(!).

LINK – http://youtu.be/8R7Att-zrvk

Newest Post (separate) has the Assumption Parish blog announcement about this:

Before It Is News – Another La. Sinkhole Cavern Close to Dome Wall, Officials Concerned

“”The Vertical Seismic Profile Data that has been provided to us by Texas Brine shows that Oxy Geismar Cavern #1 is closer to the outer wall of the Napoleonville Salt Dome than recently anticipated,” Assumption Parish officials have stated on their sinkhole website.”

MORE from the parish -

ENE-News – New development at giant Louisiana sinkhole — Another salt cavern now causing concern for officials  and  - Governor Jindal to meet with local officials about giant sinkhole for first time

WAFB – Second salt cavern near sinkhole raises concerns

Oops! There goes another well pad!

LINK – http://youtu.be/OGBc4-oWb5c

14 seconds of work-road footage:

LINK – http://youtu.be/wzkP-sRhiTA

Texas Brine puts out a Fact-sheet about what a good job they are doing.

“Second Sinkhole on the VERGE OF COLLAPSING” -  WBRZ News Story

Video link 

LINK – http://youtu.be/Boryks1mSi4

  - – - – - -     - thanks to Freedomrox for WBRZ story ;)

NEW PHOTOS PAGE

from March 1 photo -

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From OCT. 2012(!) - WE ASK: Why Aren’t There More People Working on the Sinkhole Problem?

EVERYTHING on that list is STILL true four months later! Texas Brine coulda, shoulda and didn’ta!

And this is NOT from the parish blog:

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NEW PHOTOS! They Reveal Trees Tilting on East (Butane) Side. Workers Instructed on Them.

see

http://www.flickr.com/photos/assumptionoep/8493613756/in/set-72157630330363084

It looks like they are trying to build a crud-containment levee around Lake FUBAR!

Tony Gentile commented the trees are falling in on the east and west sides. We got a  BIG photo and took this picture from it -

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The latest Incident Action Plan has lots of new instructions for sinkhole workers including this:

Spotters and Warnings A person or persons armed with an air horn will be placed on site looking for safety issues such as:

  • Leaning trees
  • Falling trees
  • Ground Movement
  • Driver of the truck attached to the roll off box will remain in the truck at all times and will be ready to vacate the accsess road on signal.

thanks to Freedomrox for this :)