They Turned the Helicorders OFF After 2 Big Events at Lake FUBAR This Morning <UPDATED with Chile Quake

What the heck??  Heli_ANI

LA-11 shows the 2 big seismic events at 9 a.m. and after 11 a.m this morning. The each lasted over half an hour.





Two 3.7 quakes in Sun City, Kansas – [1], [2].


At 5:54 p.m. CST there was a big quake off the coast of Chile – 7.9M. 8.3 Report & MAP.

Then the helicorders came back on (sometime after 7:40 p.m. EST) showing bells ringing after this mega-quake in Chile.

CBS – Massive Earthquake Rocks Chile; Tsunami Alert Issued For Hawaii




We Told Ya So!

The Advocate Assumption jurors say no to sinkhole discharge into Grand Bayou, citing environmental concerns, but state officials worried about catastrophic levee failure

“. . . . Tom Killeen, DEQ Inspection Division administrator, described the implications of a catastrophic levee failure: As much as 150 million gallons of sinkhole water — possibly mixed with saltier water from the sinkhole’s depths — would rush into the swamp if a breach allowed up to 3 feet of water to flow out.

The primary bowl of the sinkhole is about 31 acres, but the series of containment levees cut through the swamps south of La. 70 contain a total of 117 acres, Texas Brine has said. . .  “

story + map –

 “In the June 3 letter to DEQ, Martin, the Texas Brine vice president, raised reusing sinkhole water for salt dome mining but wrote then the company was talking with an unnamed customer about the water’s suitability.”

“Police Jury President Martin “Marty” Triche told Killeen jurors favored Texas Brine finding another method of disposing of the water, such as through a pipeline to injection wells, instead of discharging into the bayous with monitoring but no treatment.”

The more recent sinkhole photos from On Wings of Care show the area much better than graphics used by many media outlets.



Lots of fluid movement at 6 a.m. at LA-12.

Heads up, residents who were in court over Texas Brine –
The Advocate[East Baton Rouge]Fired Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper issued misdemeanor summons

“The investigators discovered three email accounts belonging to attorneys for the Parish Attorney’s Office that were illegally accessed more than 40 times, he said. Detectives determined the illegal access originated from a home IP address belonging to Roper.

Investigators also uncovered evidence indicating use of Roper’s personal computer to illegally access the Parish Attorney’s Office email system through a proxy service designed to mask the user’s actions and location, Manale said.”

She can probably get a job with Hillary Clinton!  smile2

Big solar storm today – The Watchers

Enemy of Standard Oil and still vilified, Huey Long died 80 years ago.

“Under the principle of the separation of church and state it is not legal to provide funding to Catholic schools. Louisiana had in Huey Long’s and still has many Catholic schools where Catholic parents preferred to send their children. Huey long came up with the simple but brilliant ploy of providing textbooks to children rather than to their schools. This enable the state government to subsidize both public and parochial education. Many people, even political opponents of Long supported this program.

Long however wanted to impose the cost of the textbook program upon the petroleum companies like Standard Oil. This measure was not supported by many in the state legislature.”

They were never investigated for ordering his assassination but they had the means, the motive and the opportunity to do the deed.  Today reports on (enemy of oil companies) Hugo Chavez with the same spirit as the dictator description given to (enemy of oil companies) Long.

Mining Awareness blog has more on populist enemy-of-Standard-Oil, Huey Long.

The Advocate – [Baton Rouge area] Monitoring saltwater intrusion is costly, but Ground Water Commission now must decide who will pay
Money needed to drill scavenger wells for saltwater information

MEXICO – quakes and volcanoes going off. See COMMENTS for details.


Underground Event at 4 A.M.

Something fell in down there at 4:13 a.m. [9:13 UTC] .  LA-12 chart (goes batty also at 3 a.m.)– all the helicorders showed it.

This 2.6 quake in mid-Kansas was at a different time.  USGS report. It was 3 miles deep and might not be a frack-quake since it isn’t near the OK border.

Maybe the charts are jumping from people stomping around in a rush to move back into the de-listed evacuation zone!

CrosstexHarryThere has been no Crosstex butane cavern update since Feb. 4!

Looking around for newer info we found this –  [info from Jan. 2012]

Executive Summary
The Napoleonville Storage Facility (Facility) utilizes more than the threshold quantity of a “regulated flammable substance (10,000 pounds)” in the processing of natural gas, where butanes are received by pipeline and stored in underground caverns until being transported off-site via pipeline for further market distribution. Therefore, this Facility is subject to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements codified in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 68 (40 CFR 68) administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).

The Facility is also subject to Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Process Safety Management (PSM) standard (29 CFR 1910.119) and public receptors are located within the worst-case release scenario. Therefore, the Facility is subject to Prevention Program 3 requirements as stated in 40 CFR 68.10. OSHA’s PSM standard closely parallels requirements outlined in USEPA’s RMP Rule. All elements required by USEPA’s 40 CFR 68 – Program 3 Prevention Program are also required by OSHA’s PSM.

This line is interesting:

Last Safety Inspection By    Never had one
OSHA Star or Merit Ranking    No

You can look up more info here-

This EDGAR 2014 info that says the butane cavern is “inactive” – but we recount in 2014 there were changes to the cavern #1 and #2 contents that were pretty big in 2014.

EnLink’s safety data sheet for butane.

APPJ: Additional Mandatory Evacuation Area Reduced to Voluntary Evacuation

“The area to the west of Grand Bayou along Highway 70 that was part of the Mandatory Evacuation Order from the Bayou Corne Sinkhole has been re-designated to a Voluntary Evacuation Area. Attached is a Map of the area, which is from Grand Bayou (waterway) west to the Enlink Compressor Station Property as depicted on the map provided.”

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Oil Drilling Waste “Brine” (Includes Radioactive Materials) Disposal Well Operator Indicted on Multiple Felony Charges in North Dakota


nasty, nasty NORM . . . .

Originally posted on Mining Awareness Plus:

The Felony charges are against a “brine” injection well operator in North Dakota. But, meanwhile, in Louisiana, the Texas Brine-Bayou Corne Sinkhole Disaster is still going, three years on,

and still showing the dangerous stupidity of putting waste water, petroleum, and especially radioactive waste in salt. Salt “caverns” are imploding. The US and Germany refuse to look the facts in the face and still pretend salt storage of radioactive waste is ok. There is also a higher risk with anything underground, inaccessible. One day WIPP nuclear waste facility may look like Bayou Corne. WIPP is more arid but there’s still water and still problems of internal collapse since the beginning. Three Year update on Bayou Corne at 17 min: (7.31.15) Updates as news arrives:

Radioactive materials are constantly brought up by the oil and gas industry, and to an even greater degree by ISL uranium mining, and something…

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Like the sands in an hourglass . . . .

[ title is voice from that soap opera …;) ]

PLUS they are trying to put any sort of setting on those numbers on the right side of the helicorder charts!


LA-17s are thumping . . .


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Quake in Tennessee –


Yellowstone Updated


Poli-Ticks for Dummies + Fox Katrina Special on TV Friday Night

A little bird told us Scott Angelle, former Louisiana Secretary of Dept. of Natural Resources who resigned from the DNR a week after the Bayou Corne sinkhole started is running for Louisiana Governor.

Oh boy! Now all Parishes can enjoy the boom-times Assumption Parish has enjoyed with the help from his department!

Fox News Reporting: Hurricane Katrina: The Storm of a Lifetime” will air this Friday night at 10pm ET/9pm CT.
General Honore will be featured in the show.


Call to restore coast rings hollow

by Len Bahr, Ph.D.
Paying lip service to coastal restoration

Virtually everyone in Louisiana supports serious efforts to save our coast – whatever ‘saving’ means – and it clearly means less and less every day. Support for acting to sustain at least portions of America’s Delta is 100 miles wide – but only inches thick.

Our next governor could very well oversee the point at which the public despairs of ever seeing meaningful restoration projects and begins to ridicule further pie in the sky planning goals. Meanwhile however, rose colored calls to save the coast continue ad nauseum.

As a case in point, on August 13 The Advocate published a guest column on the need to act before it’s too late, by Steve Cochran, with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Kimberly Reyher with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL). This column is rife with slogans but bereft of substance.

The authors advocate what has already been more or less agreed to – memorializing the tenth anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by investing Louisiana’s ~$6 Billion coastal windfall from fines against BP to implement coastal restoration projects listed in the state’s Coastal Master Plan. What a novel idea.

This vapid opinion piece dodges or glosses over three ‘M’ factors, each a potential deal breaker in terms of successful coastal restoration: money, mud, and muscle (political willpower). Restoration will never be achieved without resolving each issue. . . . (more)

Note: Dr. Bahr’s blog, LA Coast Post, is added to the sidebar.

Aug. 20 – US Nets $23Mln From Gulf of Mexico Oil, Gas Lease Sale

The US government has sold a set of oil and gas drilling leases for the western region of the Gulf of Mexico for more than $22 million, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said in a press release.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The leases were auctioned between five offshore energy companies in bids for 33 different parts of the gulf, covering 190,080 acres, the release noted.


Southern Co. to Buy AGL Resources for $8 Billion in Cash
Connections: AGL Resources – Jefferson Island Storage & Hub (natural gas storage caverns) – Lake Peigneur – Delcambre