Thursday News

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The tremors from Lake FUBAR continue – LA12 shows it well.

Strange Sounds – Mysterious Giant Sinkhole Opens Up In The Middle Of Desert In Saudi Arabia

LINK – http://youtu.be/TgWjk6TErgU

FBI accuses company executive of lying about West Virginia chemical spill
Gary Southern lied about role at chemical storage company to protect his wealth from lawsuits, FBI says

The executive charged in a West Virginia chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water lied about his role with the involved company to protect his personal wealth of nearly $8 million from lawsuits, according to an FBI affidavit.

Yellowston Updated

Seismic Fuzz Increased Overnight + News + New Madrid Update

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The helicorders showed ever increasing tremors Thursday. Around dusk they increased into fuzz on the helicorders and that increased over night. It is on all the monitors.  LA12 shows it -

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Then something happened at 12:34 p.m. -

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. . . and same again just after 2 p.m. – LA10-02 shows it well.

fluid  After 10 p.m. Saturday. LA12 shows it well.

More than 2 years later, sinkhole evacuation eased

BAYOU CORNE — After more than two years, the mandatory evacuation order for people living near an Assumption Parish sinkhole has eased for some in the area.
The parish policy jury said Thursday that an area east of Grand Bayou along Highway 70 has been re-designated to a voluntary evacuation zone, rather than a mandatory one…

WAFB – Officials change part of evacuation area near sinkhole from mandatory to voluntary

” . . .  They added it is believed all of the gas has been removed from the area. They will continued to investigate and monitor the area to confirm that the gas is depleted. . . . “

APPJ announcement about it  |   voluntary evacuation area map

The Watchers – Geophysicists challenge traditional theory underlying the origin of mid-plate volcanoes

” [scientists] look at how a layer beneath the Earth’s crust may be responsible for volcanic eruptions.
The discovery challenges conventional thought that volcanoes are caused when plates that make up the planet’s crust shift and release heat.
Instead of coming from deep within the interior of the planet, the responsibility is closer to the surface, about 80 kilometers to 200 kilometers deep — a layer above the Earth’s mantle, known as the asthenosphere.”

also of interest – More mysterious holes discovered under shifting Mount Baldy dune, Indiana

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CERI quake map

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  • 4.0 quake in OK (shakemap latest headlines are in the RSS feed on the right sidebar) … very shallow … from fracking(??)

Yellowston Updated

Dear DNR,

  • When is the helicorder at LA10-01 going to be fixed?
  • What is going on at the collapsed salt cavern at Bayou Corne? The helicorders are all screaming this weekend.
  • Why do you allow Nanometrics in Canada to adjust the helicorders at the collapsed salt cavern at Bayou Corne to an unreadable setting?
  • When are you giving the public an update about the cap rock at the cavern?
  • What are the cavern floor measurements now?
  • When are you going to do an aerial video for the public to see the status of the collapsed salt cavern at Bayou Corne?
  • What has happened at the Crosstex venue with their construction recently announced?
  • Is it wise to allow the storage of huge amounts of butane next to this unstable collapsed salt cavern at Bayou Corne?
  • What amount of butane is at the Crosstex facility now? There hasn’t been a press release from them since the middle of this month.
  • Why was the headquarters trailer moved and why was the access road to restricted?
  • How is DNR and DEQ protecting the aquifer from Bayou Corne caverns’ pollution?

Friday – Lake FUBAR like Wed. x 2 … Indonesia Quake at Night Sloshes Lake FUBAR

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Everything is grumbling and rumbling down below. It is very visible even though the helicorders are set on micro-setting.  It looks like a cavern collapse or new area or wall collapse. Just a guess.

LA12 shows new fuzz effect x 2!

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LA10-01 (on the surface)  is broken…. we thought. Now it is giving out this -[chart]

COLDheron1 Lake FUBAR is getting a cold snapFind more about Weather in Napoleonville, LA
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At 8:30 p.m. CST there was a big quake in Indonesia.

It made Lake FUBAR slosh violently for over an hour and a half. LA12 shows it.  fluid

7.3-magnitude quake shakes Indonesia, on tsunami alert
USGS report & map

SATURDAY

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Morning – a 4.2 quake  at Anthony, Kansas   (south part of the state near OK boarder)

The ANF map shows a large amount of small quakes around West Virgina recently -

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Yellowston Updated

SUNDAY

Four Die in DuPont Chemical Leak in Texas [ near Houston ]

” ….The deadly accident occurred at 4 a.m. at the facility in La Porte, a suburb about 20 miles southeast of Houston, when the chemical methyl mercaptan was released, the company said. Some of the employees who died were responding to a leak in a valve….”

New Seafloor Map + Thursday News

BBC – Satellites detect ‘thousands’ of new ocean-bottom mountains < has graphics

“The roughness of the seafloor is important also as it steers currents and promotes mixing – behaviours that are critical to understanding how the oceans transport heat and influence the climate.”

NBC – Global Seafloor Survey Reveals Volcanic Wonderland

You have to pay to see the report. Supplement is on line – has maps and graphics.

>>>>> Explore The World’s Most Detailed Map Of The Seafloor, Released Today

Gulf of Mexico – Look at that big trench going up to Louisiana!

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BOO-HOO! – Ebola outbreak disrupts Exxon’s oil drilling

Jefferson Parish and Plaquemines Parish – Public hearing denied for proposed coal terminal

Meanwhile, back at the ranch … helicorders continue to malfunction and ‘flare up’ with big seismic activity. heli_button


Yellowston Updated

St. Helena Parish – water grab attempt by Comstock Resources:

PUBLIC HEARING

The Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, as administrator of Louisiana’s Scenic Rivers System, is currently considering Scenic River Permit Application numbers 902, 903, 904, 906, and 911 for water withdrawals from the Amite and Tickfaw Rivers associated with well fracturing. In response to a sufficient number of requests for public hearings on these applications received by the Department, and since these withdrawals are similar in nature and close together (within 12 miles of one another), the Department has decided to hold one hearing for all five applications. The hearing is being held to gather comments and information from all interested parties.

The hearing will be held on October 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at:

St. Helena Parish Police Jury
17911 Highway 43 N
(Approximately 0.75 miles north of LA Hwy 10 along west shoulder of Hwy 43)
Greensburg, LA 70441

The public is invited to attend and provide comments to the Department. Written comments may be submitted now and will be accepted for a period of 15 days after the hearing. Written comments should be submitted to:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Scenic Rivers Program
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

One response we have seen:

Comstock Resources, Inc. has filed virtually identical Permit Applications to withdraw ONRW water from the scenic Tickfaw into private ponds for use in hydraulic fracking operations along the river. We oppose the issuance of each permit. …

Water withdrawal(s) of 12,600,000 gallons of Outstanding National Resource Waters (ONRW) at each site, contamination of the water with 30 to 40 different chemicals, some of them toxic, and the drilling and production from commercial fracking well(s) along the river and within the watershed of the river will interfere with management and protection of the Scenic River.

Neither application for permits #902 or #903 considers the cumulative detrimental effects of the two proposed water withdrawals, contamination of the water, and of the drilling and production from two hydraulic fracking wells within a mile and within the watershed of the scenic river.

Comstock’s applications do not consider alternatives to withdrawal of water from the Scenic River, including use of surface water and non-potable sub-surface water.

Comstock’s applications do not mention the fact that the Scenic Tickfaw is designated for use by the Legislature for “fish and wildlife propagation”.

Comstock’s applications incorrectly deny the presence of any “protected, rare, endangered or threatened species” (PRETS) in the Scenic Tickfaw. There is no reference to analysis for the presence of PRETS and no discussion of strategies for minimizing or eliminating impacts to PRETS.

Comstock’s applications contain no analysis of the detrimental effects of the proposed water withdrawal and drawdown and the hydraulic fracking and production on the propagation of PRETS or the detrimental effects on the other fish, wildlife, biota, mussels, diatoms in the water column and in river bottom sediments.

Comstock’s applications do not identify the importance of public uses of the Scenic Tickfaw including recreation, swimming, fishing and canoeing.

Comstock’s applications fail to consider the effects on the scenic value and water quality of activities related to the water withdrawals that take place more than 100 feet from the Scenic Tickfaw River. These include drilling of hydraulic fracking well(s) and associated industrial activity including processing, storage and transportation in the proximity and within the watershed of the river.

Comstock’s applications fail to set out how it will employ DWF’s Best Management Practices for the proposed hydraulic fracking wells and associated industrial activities.