Disaster in Michigan: Record Rain; Boyce Hydro’s Failure to Address Dam Safety & Dow Chemical

This will come downstream – FC

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The Commission’s primary concern has been the licensee’s longstanding failure to address the project’s inadequate spillway capacity, which currently is designed to pass only approximately 50 percent of the PMF. Failure of the Edenville dam could result in the loss of human life and the destruction of property and infrastructure.“https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/26/2018-03821/boyce-hydro-power-llc-order-proposing-revocation-of-license

A stalled low pressure system and frontal boundary across the southern Great Lakes region brought record rainfall to southeast Michigan beginning the morning of May 17, 2020 and continuing into the afternoon hours of May 19, 2020. As a result, several rivers across the region flooded including significant flooding occurring along the Saginaw River and historic flooding along the Tittabawassee River in Midland county. The heavy rain in the Tri-Cities region resulted in the catastrophic failures of the Edenville and Sanford dams northwest of the city of Midland, resulting in the issuance of rare Flash Flood Emergencies…

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On the big oil price drop 📉- discussion with oil geologist and industry analyst, Art Berman + Mich. Flooding News (in comments)

Bad news may loom as he explains – oil wells cannot be turned off then on as simply as a light switch –

James Howard Kunstler Chatting with Art Berman about Trouble in the Oil Patch

 

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NEWS – in Comments – Mich. flooding, dam breaks sending DOW chemical pollution downriver

 

 

 

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Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline (KMLP) Wants An Increase In The Amount Of H2S Allowed, Thus Increasing The Risk Of Pipeline Corrosion-Failure-Explosion-Fire: Comment By Tonight 11.59 PM

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Comment Deadline Apr 27 2020, Monday (Tonight) at 11:59 PM ET
Pipeline Safety; Request for Special Permit: Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline, LLC This Notice document was issued by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=PHMSA-2006-25803

Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC. (KMLP) requests a modification to Waiver Conditions section (28)(a) of Special Permit — PHMSA-2006-25803. Section (28)(a) states:
(28) Gas Quality Monitoring: Gas quality monitoring equipment must be installed to permit the operator to manage and limit the introduction of contaminants and free liquids into the pipeline. An acceptable gas quality monitoring and mitigation program must be instituted to not exceed the following limits: (a) H2S (0.25 grains per 100 standard cubic feet or 4 parts per million, maximum); KMLP requests to be allowed to increase the amount of H2S it monitors from 0.25 grains per 100 standard cubic feet to 0.50 grains per 100 standard…

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