2:10 p.m. Activity Update from the Office of Conservation

This shifting gravel doesn’t sound good … on top of constant quakes…

Assumption Parish Police Jury

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Wednesday, July 31 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – lowest level, indicating little seismic activity detected near sinkhole/Oxy 3

– Continuing sub-slab pressure monitoring at 107 Crawfish Stew and 135 Crawfish Stew, 1418 Jambalaya

– Installing two sub-slab monitoring probes at 135 Crawfish Stew

– Installing pressure monitor at 1433 Sauce Piquante

ORW/CPT Wells

– Well work on ORW 38 (northern part of community, just behind Sauce Piquante) and ORW 23 (north side of La. 70, west of Texas Brine facility)

–  Repairing CPT rig hydraulic pump and re-completing CPT-61 (north side of La. 70, west of Texas Brine facility)

– Completing CPT 107W (southwest of community, west of Bayou Corne)

– Taking water level measurements of industrial water wells and aquifer monitoring wells

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Moving gravel from sides of berm to top where the gravel has shifted

– Aerating top of berm…

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9:05 a.m. Water Line Repairs

update . . . . They finished the repair.

Assumption Parish Police Jury

The 6″ water line has been identified as the broken line and is currently being repaired. Assumption Parish Waterworks has advised that they anticipate this to be a quick repair. APWW customers from the Gator Corner to the Bayou Corne community will experience water loss throughout the repair. We’ve also been advised that there should be NO INTERRUPTION of water service to the Pierre Part community. 

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Press Conference Planned for 1 Year Anniversary – AUG. 3

just in . . .
On behalf of the displaced citizens of Bayou Corne and their supporters~

The Bayou Corne Support Group would like to invite you to attend a press conference to commemorate the yearlong turmoil that the residents of Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou have been through.~

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013

  • Time:    10:00 AM til 11:00 AM followed by tours of the area for those interested
  • Place:    1455 Highway 70, Bayou Corne (House directly east of boat landing and command center).
  • Guest speaker: LTG Russel L. Honore’, U.S. Army, Retired

Bayou Buzz – Honoré : Focus on Bayou Corne sinkhole, environment, not just business tax breaks

“On August 3, 2013 the community of Bayou Corne located near the Napoleonville Salt Dome will be observing the Commemoration of the day they were forced out of their homes due to the negligence and apathy of the company, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and the public officials who have not loudly voiced an end to the devastation of our beautiful state. . . .  “

Explosion in Kansas Too – Ongoing – LIVE FEED – Other US explosions

Happening now – in Sedgwick, Kansas near Wichita (west part of the state). It is near a big amount of METHANOL.

Crews responding to explosion and fire in Sedgwick < has LIVE COVERAGE VIDEO

“Fire crews believe corn oil is burning inside and are worried about nearby tanks containing methanol catching fire.”

KSN_Live

They have rain there, helping. Fire under control at biodiesel plant in Sedgwick

July 23 – Recent derailments raise questions about Wichita’s vulnerability to rail disaster

Thanks to Baymuse for this tip – 😉

OTHER

More worldwide explosions on Jumping Jack Flash

Scroll down for the Florida propane plant explosion news.

Philly –

Bounce House Explosion Injures 6 Kids At Idaho Park

Intermitent Seismic Spikes Continue Today + Other News

The helicorders look calm for a while then they spike in this new fashion – LA17_July29_2013

There have been some big disturbances too.

We wait for El Barfo to get it over with as something is in the works for over 48 hours now.

The AdvocateWater line breaks near Bayou Corne, Pierre Part

” . . . [Ding-Dong!] The parish waterworks plans to start repairs at 8 a.m. Wednesday, parish officials said, but it was not clear Tuesday afternoon when the work would be finished.

A water line along the south side of La. 70 South was found broken and bubbling water Tuesday near the entrance to the Texas Brine Co. facility, parish officials said. . . .”

Parish Blog:

4:20 p.m. LA-70 Waterline Break near the Texas Brine road (!!)

The Parish has an announcement – An AUGUST 13 MEETING –

LA 70 Bypass and Detour Routes, Public Meeting

4910 Highway 308
Stage 0 Feasibility Study
State Project No. H.010571.1

Hope nothing happens to Hwy 70 before then! Attendees may want to come to meeting armed with information from The Bayou Journal.  They may wish to question if the residents have had full disclosure from Texas Brine and other parties so far.

Many details – KADN – DOTD outlines plans to ensure public safety near Bayou Corne sinkhole

The AdvocateUS Senate panel to consider chemical safety bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. David Vitter is preparing for a marathon committee hearing Wednesday to begin congressional debate on his bipartisan plan to overhaul the nation’s chemical safety laws for the first time in decades. . . “

DNR put out a new Inspection Report.

Newish Situation Summary put out by DNR – dated July 26th. Skip ahead to p.30 for the new stuff. P.31 has humor bit.

WWLTV – Environmental groups support lawsuit against oil, gas companies < has VIDEO

NY TImes Op-Ed on B.P. : Shirking Responsibility in the Gulf

-thanks to Real Coastal warriors for story – 🙂  The column has a great comment
“Will someone (preferably someone with billions of dollars of cash on hand) please spray 200 million gallons of crude oil in the offices and homes and over the computers of these shameless defenders of BP and then spend unlimited dollars in tv ads and in court portraying that its no big deal”

Breaking: Big EXPLOSIONS in Florida

It was at a propane plant – 

ABC: At Least 8 Injured After ‘Humongous’ Blasts at Florida Propane Plant < VIDEO

LINK – http://youtu.be/Q-QgNqBxaSM

. . . . Is ground movement causing these plant explosions?X

ITN News – 1 mile radius evacuated –

LINK –  http://youtu.be/ekkvV3c2i_4

Florida gas plant explosion: No fatalities after massive blasts

Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — A large series of explosions rocked a gas plant about 40 miles north of Orlando late Monday, critically injuring two workers and forcing the evacuation of residents at least a mile away, authorities said.

Twenty-four people were working the night shift at Blue Rhino, a propane-tank business. Initially, 15 people were reported missing. But by 2 a.m. Tuesday, all employees had been accounted for, said Lt. John Herrell, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman. There were no reports of fatalities, he said.

The first explosions began a little before 11 p.m. Monday and lasted more than half an hour. They resumed  about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in tractor-trailers loaded with pallets of propane tanks, Tavares Fire Chief Richard Keith said. . . .

There were over A MILLION LBS. OF GAS STORED there! WAFB report: “There were 53,000 20-pound tanks of gas at the Blue Rhino site.” < story has a MAP

The explosions did not affect the heicorders at Bayou Corne (11 p.m. Monday ).

We missed this oddity in Louisiana the other day – Locomotive catches fire in St. Tammany Parish (PHOTOS) – found on Jumping Jack Flash.