LA11 is SOUTH of the berm road!
LINK – http://youtu.be/NGZrUtow2q8
On top of that there’s a FREEZE WARNING for tonight.
Fox 8 News – Bayou Corne sinkhole victims call for action
Louisiana Public Broadcasting will do a show on Bayou Corne this FRIDAY night on “Louisiana The State We’re In” at 7 P.M..
LINK – http://youtu.be/F4d5g3ozM0k
It shows the evaporation tanks are almost full -
“. . . The sinkhole sent shockwaves through the mining industry as the collapse of this type was considered impossible, but scientist had previously warned regulators and those involved in salt mining that the geology of salt caverns made such an event a possibility. Neither Texas Brine Co. nor Occidental Petroleum admit any wrong doing in the collapse, they have however taken some of the responsibility for damage. Some of the residents who haven’t been allowed to return to their homes have received $875 per week from Texas Brine Co. Other residents have opted to remain in the area despite warnings to leave.
A policy analyst for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources went on record with reporters this month saying that the while the direct cause was a manmade action it is “natural forces” that are now at work in making the sinkhole larger. . . “
NY Daily News – Bayou Corne sinkhole could require decades of monitoring once brought under control: officials
The insatiable Louisiana sinkhole captured national attention after the YouTube video ‘8/21/13 Slough in’ showed it swallowing a set of trees. Officials also fear that gas within area may spark massive inferno.
“. . . .The one matter that he [Jindal] did tackle head-on, however, was that ridiculous lawsuit by the greedy SLFPA-E against those poor defenseless oil companies for the destruction of that useless Louisiana coastline that’s good for nothing but as a wildlife refuge…and oh yes, hurricane surge protection.
Jindal believes that the litigation is a crime against nature and just to prove his point, he resorted to his favorite tactic—firing those who dare disagree. . . . “
Helicorders very active overnight
LINK – http://youtu.be/jRdoyauaGj4
DNR has a new Inspection Report (11-7)
NEW ORLEANS – An Oklahoma contractor that owns oil rigs and drills in the Gulf of Mexico pleaded guilty Friday to covering up problems with one of its critical blowout preventers by falsifying the results of pressure tests on the device in 2009 and 2010. . . .
LINK - http://youtu.be/VO69N5lgFtk
(11-7) NBC-DFW – More Earthquakes Detected in North Texas
2.8 quake in Marston, Missouri < MAP
From Clean Water and Coast -
LINK - http://youtu.be/SZ7zhYRFS0w
The Parish Blog has a new item – they are making the work site a CODE 2 (!!)
WWLTV – New containment berm cracks form around Assumption sinkhole < has VIDEO
“Wednesday, WWL-TV received these pictures of cracks in the containment berm that have formed over the past few days from Assumption Parish. In just a few days, one crack became five.“
Crosstex managed to put out an update from Nov. 3rd -
They say they are testing a new pump.
LINK - http://youtu.be/5e9MKpiq5Ww
Big news about Texas Brine being under-insured maybe . . . .
- WWLTV – Texas Brine sued by its insurer over sinkhole site
- The Advocate – Insurer claims Texas Brine ignored warnings
“In a federal lawsuit, Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. cites internal Texas Brine reports, memos and an email suggesting Texas Brine officials were warned with increasing specificity since the mid-1970s — before the cavern was even permitted and mined — that the area where the cavern was planned was close to the salt dome’s outer face.“
Friends of Lake Peigneur aren’t a bit surprised. This is from one -
Texas Brine’s insurance (Liberty) claims there is no coverage for this under its policy. Texas Brine’s insurance does not want to pay!!
Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, LLC is a Limited Liability Company, that means a type of business structure that provides its owners limited liability. This would limit the amount they would pay if there was another disaster there. Does Jefferson island Storage & Hub even have liability insurance?
The Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management, has already issued one permit to expand and add 2 natural gas storage caverns to Jefferson Island Storage & Hub under Lake Peigneur in Vermilion/Iberia parishes in spite of no Environmental Impact Statement, Federal standard, no seismic studies, bubbling in the lake, Chicot aquifer problems and already one horrific disaster there. Already one community (Bayou Corne) has been destroyed from negligence and apathy
A second crack has been discovered on the South Berm toward the western corner. Although this crack doesn't go all the way across the berm, we will continue to monitor all these areas for continued changes.
Keep watching. . . .
And rain is on the way says the weather report.
WAFB - Second crack develops in berm at Bayou Corne sinkhole < no pictures of it
Look at this map – all cluttered with text – but from a CLEAR AERIAL PHOTO someone commissioned.
Further proof the APPJ and other officials are doling out info about the dangerous situation at Bayou Corne in drips and drabs!
We would like an uncluttered aerial photo from this month!