Some posts here today go under ‘editorial’ dept.
From Assumption Parish:
DNR has advised that the following information has been posted
-Current Status of Cavern Operations
-Precision Level Surveys & Subsidence Analysis
On the situation update (10-10) they stick to their “swamp gas” story. (page 6)
“Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure geologist Gary Hecox wove together some of the first threads publicly linking the events in the Bayou Corne area during the past four months.
“It is very likely the release of oil and the gas we’re seeing, the cavern collapse and the sinkhole are all related,” Hecox said in summarizing what was suggested by the latest data that he and his colleagues had been sharing with residents.”
Economy boom in Louisiana expected because of petrochemical expansions planned in the state.
Sheen at Deepwater Horizon disaster site is BP oil
WAFB has a photo slideshow of the sinkhole.
WAFB – Crews plan another flight over sinkhole (today)
The Examiner – La. sinkhole was predicted, grows 500 square feet larger after seismic activity
“. . . . in 2010, experts foretold a methane crisis, one saying a methane-caused sinkhole could result from BP’s oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.”
ENE-News – Gas pipeline found floating in giant sinkhole (PHOTOS)
Examiner – 25 foot pipeline section floats to sinkhole surface
Assumption Parish PHOTO:
Pilot films “substantial amounts of fresh-looking oil” in Gulf around BP’s Macondo reservoir (PHOTOS & VIDEO)
Concern that BP’s fresh oil is coming from fractures in floor of Gulf