- Explosion happened at 9.30am in Rosario, Argentina’s third largest city
- Blast destroyed several buildings around a 10-story block, damaged others
- Number killed likely to rise as rescuers search for missing among debris
- Mayor said explosion was likely caused by a natural gas leak
- Residents vented anger on TV, said they reported gas leak 40 minutes earlier
…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING…
* TIMING…DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS ON
* DURATION…HEAT INDEX VALUES IN EXCESS OF 105 DEGREES AND AS
HIGH AS 106-108 DEGREES(!!) ARE EXPECTED LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND
AFTERNOON FOR SEVERAL HOURS ACROSS THE AREA. . . . (MORE)
A super hot WEEK ahead with lots of thunder and lightening storms.
From the Parish Blog: Aug. 7, 8:05 a.m., Activity Update from the Office of Conservation AND – 12:10 update (about Texas Brine doings) AND – Up to Code 2 due to seismos – 2:45 p.m. Activity Update from the Office of Conservation
Att’y. Stuart Smith – One more reason to hate BP’s toxic tar balls: They contain flesh-eating bacteria
Mother Jones – Meet the Town That’s Being Swallowed by a Sinkhole
What could possibly go wrong when miners, frackers, and drillers reshape the geology beneath our feet? Talk to the evacuees of Bayou Corne, Louisiana.
[snip] ” . . . Ignorance, willful or otherwise, is inextricable from what happened in Bayou Corne. Not only do Louisiana regulators have a poor grasp on how miners may be disturbing subsurface geology, they also have a pretty vague sense of how many caverns are located close to the outer ring of salt domes. In January, the Department of Natural Resources ordered companies with salt caverns to provide their most recently updated maps, and the agency is working on rules that would require additional modeling of the 29 caverns that are within 300 feet of an edge. And the agency is proposing regulations mandating that caverns be shut down and monitored for five years, rather than simply plugged and abandoned, if they fail a mechanical integrity test.“
LINK – http://youtu.be/K2_EJI6-05k
And Mother Jones also has a great article about the situation at nearby Lake Peigneur –
This Sinkhole Sucked Down 11 Barges Like They Were Rubber Duckies
DNR has an Inspection Report for Aug. 5.
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