A reader sent a message. This person is looking for pressure-in-the-cavern information from before and when they failed that MIT long ago.
So they plugged a leaking cavern like you should only plug a fully intact cavern in the middle of a salt dome and without finding out where the leak was (the Vertical seismic profile done end of September 2010 can be interpreted that it’s somewhere below 3400 ft)
Some “missing” documents may turn up in the lawsuits that will start up.
Speaking of lawsuits …. Freedomrox has a new article on who is liable for the cavern collapse (who owns it).
Another lawsuit – Environmental groups sue Coast Guard
Several environmental groups Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard challenging a denial of two Freedom of Information Act requests from the groups about response to an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
The groups, through the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, asking the court to force the Coast Guard to release information requested in 2011 about leaking wells 11 miles from Louisiana’s coast that were damaged in 2004 during an underwater landslide.
In a separate action, the groups filed a lawsuit against Taylor Energy Co. LLC of New Orleans in February 2012 alleging there were up to 28 wells that continued to leak oil. . . .
“Ironically, while Jindal has refused to visit Bayou Corne, environmental activist Erin Brockovich will be making a visit this weekend. It is pretty embarrassing that Brockovich can travel thousands of miles to see the sinkhole, yet the Governor cannot travel a few miles from his mansion in Baton Rouge.”
New Madrid Fault Area Quakes
- This spot near Greers Ferry, Arkansas had a quake of unknown magnitude and there have been over 60 little quakes there in 2013(!!)
- 1.7 quake at Ridgely, Tennessee, many quakes near there this month, ~1.5.
- 2.0 quake at Black Rock, Arkansas, many 2-4 magnitude quakes in that area this past month too.