People in Slaughter, La. Sue Monolyte Labs Over Toxic Fumes + Killer Ants

Residents sue Monolyte Labs after explosion

SLAUGHTER, LA (WAFB) – There’s a big legal battle brewing in the small Town of Slaughter, LA. Some people who live there said they got sick after a fire last year.

It’s hard to forget the big blast over the Slaughter last November. People who live nearby stood outside and watched as Monolyte Labs burned. The facility has been leveled and the roads have reopened. But residents claim they are still dealing with the illnesses they said they got from the chemicals released that day. . . .  (story + video)

http://www.wafb.com/story/23571299/residents-sue-monolyte-labs-after-explosion

Look at this:  [Corpus Christi] Texas teen dies from reaction to ant bites it doesn’t say they are “crazy ants”. . .  maybe they are Corexit ants!

3:50 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

CODE 2

. . .  what the heck???  LA10 boom, boom, boom!

Assumption Parish Police Jury

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Monday, Sep. 30 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 2 – elevated – increase in number of Very Long Profile seismic activity, generally associated with movement of gas/fluid below sinkhole, in area of sinkhole/Oxy 3 cavern – requires halting all work directly on sinkhole

 

Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

– Conducting ventilation system inspections.

– Scheduling vacuum tests at 116 Crawfish Stew and 135 Crawfish Stew

 

ORW/CPT Wells

– Monitoring pump drawdown tests of OGRW 1 (Oxy 2 well pad), ORW 9 (west of containment berm), ORWs 39 and 40 (north of containment berm)

– Removing water from ORWs 28 and 30 (north of La. 70, west of Texas Brine facility)

– Installing CPT 90 (west of Bayou Corne, south of La. 70)

– Starting test of DPVE 47 (access road west of containment berm)

– Installing flow meters from DPVE/ORW water tanks for discharge into…

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1:35 p.m. DPVE Informational Update

Wonder what brought that about. They haven’t put community concerns in front of anything else they’ve done.

Assumption Parish Police Jury

In response to concerns raised by members of the community in regard to the potential for subsidence possibly associated with the Dual Phase Vacuum Extraction (DPVE) program discussed at the most recent public meetings, Assumption Parish OEP Incident Command and the Office of Conservation have determined that additional analysis is warranted, given the sensitive nature of this program due to its location within a community. Though the DPVE process has not been associated with significant subsidence in the experience of consultants contracted by the Office of Conservation, the decision has been made, following technical discussions this week in which Texas Brine made reference preliminary results of its own subsidence calculations, to delay shallow DPVE system installation and testing in the community until subsidence impacts and the potential need for additional measures to ensure safe removal of gas from the shallow subsurface can be evaluated. This does not affect the requirement…

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Weekend News

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“Roughly two dozen homes in the neighborhood of Imperial Highway and Truro Avenue were evacuated on Sept. 12 after seeping methane was detected around a local wellhead”

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