From Clean Water and Coast –
LINK – http://youtu.be/SZ7zhYRFS0w
The Parish Blog has a new item – they are making the work site a CODE 2 (!!)
WWLTV – New containment berm cracks form around Assumption sinkhole < has VIDEO
“Wednesday, WWL-TV received these pictures of cracks in the containment berm that have formed over the past few days from Assumption Parish. In just a few days, one crack became five.“
Crosstex managed to put out an update from Nov. 3rd –
They say they are testing a new pump.
LINK – http://youtu.be/5e9MKpiq5Ww
Big news about Texas Brine being under-insured maybe . . . .
- WWLTV – Texas Brine sued by its insurer over sinkhole site
- The Advocate – Insurer claims Texas Brine ignored warnings
“In a federal lawsuit, Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. cites internal Texas Brine reports, memos and an email suggesting Texas Brine officials were warned with increasing specificity since the mid-1970s — before the cavern was even permitted and mined — that the area where the cavern was planned was close to the salt dome’s outer face.“
Friends of Lake Peigneur aren’t a bit surprised. This is from one –
Texas Brine’s insurance (Liberty) claims there is no coverage for this under its policy. Texas Brine’s insurance does not want to pay!!
Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, LLC is a Limited Liability Company, that means a type of business structure that provides its owners limited liability. This would limit the amount they would pay if there was another disaster there. Does Jefferson island Storage & Hub even have liability insurance?
The Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management, has already issued one permit to expand and add 2 natural gas storage caverns to Jefferson Island Storage & Hub under Lake Peigneur in Vermilion/Iberia parishes in spite of no Environmental Impact Statement, Federal standard, no seismic studies, bubbling in the lake, Chicot aquifer problems and already one horrific disaster there. Already one community (Bayou Corne) has been destroyed from negligence and apathy