Volcano RED ALERT for Idaho Turns Out to be a Hoax + Wed. News + New Fly Over

CORRECTION: This item (next paragraph) has origins with famous internet hoaxer, Sorcha Faal.  It is a fake story. SORRY, EVERYBODY!

A warning issued today by the Ministry of the Russian Federal for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM) has advised the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) that a “Red Alert” status level for the Borah Peak Mountain in Idaho (North America/United States) may be warranted in the coming weeks due to increased volcanic-seismic activity detected by both ground and satellite observations.

LINK – http://youtu.be/bTMWjqFCFZA

LOTS of news about Idaho quakes added to our Yellowstone page today . . . .

AIG Says Sinkholes Fell Outside Texas Brine Policy Period

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA et al v. Texas Brine Company, LLC

AIG Says Sinkholes Fell Outside Texas Brine Policy Period

Law360, New York (April 14, 2014, 6:52 PM ET) — Two American International Group Inc. units on Monday asked a federal judge to find they have no duty to cover salt producer Texas Brine Co. in litigation over the company’s alleged responsibility for a potentially dangerous 2012 Louisiana sinkhole that led to forced evacuations.
National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. and American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co. said in a complaint filed in Texas federal court that Texas Brine’s claim seeking coverage for alleged loss and damage claims filed by multiple claimants, mostly pending. . . .

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Strange Sounds – Ohio is the first state to regulate the fracking-earthquake connection

Jumping Jack Flash has a lot of explosion news (more than the usual).

Fly Over – lest than 1 min. 20 seconds ….

LINK –  http://youtu.be/YBrn8rKGx5o

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13 thoughts on “Volcano RED ALERT for Idaho Turns Out to be a Hoax + Wed. News + New Fly Over

  1. I see that Godzilla’s got a brand-spanking new, only slightly used chew-toy – Pad #3…

    And is that ‘buried pipework’ on what’s left of pad #3 that I see exposing it’s self ?

    It makes me wonder just what will happen if / when those pipes give way.

    • Telling is what they took pains not to show… like South berm no.2.
      And I think oil gunk and oily debris is being hauled away a lot more. I think they tried to film places with the least oil on the surface.

    • Is pad 3 is that the cavern that had all that butane in the cavern when some things break off in the wall of the cavern it fall the link of two empire state building to the bottom.

      • Fly over Video
        Look at those tree around the sinkhole they turn white where the ground is sinking.
        And there putting a new road around the sinkhole right next to the river, you can see it in that video for 04/16/14.
        http://www.youtube.com/user/assumptionla

        Why is the ground going up where pad 3 is at and pad 3 is going down.?

  2. RSOE categorized what occurred today at Borahs Peak in Idaho as an Unusual Geologic Event. I didn’t see any mention of earthquake activity on any earthquake sites for today in Idaho or even nearby. Do you know what the Event was?

    • I suspect that it may be one of those…

      “Just in case we’re right. We honestly think that you’d be better of somewhere else, rather than there” warnings.

      Either that or they’ve been watching StarWars 4 again…

      Obi-Wan: “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.”

      • Idaho has very rough terrain. Many mountains there don’t attract climbers or hikers as they are too treacherous. They look like upturned icicles.

    • the event was the request by Russian scientists to issue a global red alert for high probability of a volcano eruption on that fault in Idaho.

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  4. Community Update Meeting Scheduled: for WIPP
    April 17 – Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway and DOE will co‐host a weekly town hall meeting featuring updates on WIPP recovery activities. The meetings are held every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 101 N. Halagueno Street. Live streaming of the weekly meetings can be seen at. http://new.livestream.com/rrv/
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  5. Full text of that AIG Insurance/ Texas Brine story that requires subscription:
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    AIG Says Sinkholes Fell Outside Texas Brine Policy Period

    By Juan Carlos Rodriguez

    Law360, New York (April 14, 2014, 6:52 PM ET) — Two American International Group Inc. units on Monday asked a federal judge to find they have no duty to cover salt producer Texas Brine Co. in litigation over the company’s alleged responsibility for a potentially dangerous 2012 Louisiana sinkhole that led to forced evacuations.

    National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. and American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co. said in a complaint filed in Texas federal court that Texas Brine’s claim seeking coverage for alleged loss and damage claims filed by multiple claimants, mostly pending in Louisiana, is barred because the none of the claims occurred during the policy period.

    “The underlying litigation against Texas Brine arises out of alleged damages caused by a sinkhole that occurred in Bayou Corne, Assumption Parish, La. The claims allege damages caused by the release of pollutants from the sinkhole in question. Claims have been made by both individual citizens of the surrounding area and by state and local government agencies,” the complaint said.

    AIG-related insurers issued commercial insurance policies to Texas Brine from 1991 until 2009. The last policy issued to Texas Brine covered the policy period from March 1, 2008 to March 1, 2009. While National Union had the majority of the insured years, AISL provided coverage between 1992 and 1997, according to the complaint.

    According to Louisiana’s Department of Natural Resources, a sinkhole emerged in the parish’s Bayou Corne region on Aug. 2 and 3, 2012, when an area of wooded swamp began to subside. Gov. Bobby Jindal went on to declare a statewide emergency “as a result of the threat of subsidence and subsurface instability that threatens the lives and property” of Louisiana’s citizens.

    On Aug. 3, the parish’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness launched a mandatory evacuation of the area.

    Residents of Louisiana’s Assumption Parish hit Texas Brine with a putative class action alleging product liability, negligence and Clean Water Act claims, alleging the company is responsible for a potentially dangerous sinkhole that led to forced evacuations.

    The plaintiffs alleged that Houston-based Texas Brine “caused the release of … toxic, noxious and harmful materials” when the sinkhole emerged, and that the sinkhole and contamination are the result of a failed salt cavern the company once used as a deposit for “naturally occurring radioactive material” that was a product of Texas Brine’s drilling activities.

    “Because none of the bodily injury or property damage claims alleged in the underlying litigation occurred within the policy periods insured by the AIG-related insurers, no coverage is provided by their policies,” the insurers’ complaint said.

    Louisiana federal Judge Jay C. Zainey granted class certification in May 2013 to a group of property owners and residents in the suit accusing Texas Brine and an Occidental Petroleum Corp. unit of causing the multi-acre sinkhole.

    And in December, Vulcan Materials Co., a third-party defendant in the consolidated class action, asked the judge to disqualify Texas Brine’s counsel, saying Kean Miller LLP has served as counsel to Vulcan for decades.

    A spokesman for Texas Brine declined to comment Monday.

    The AIG insurers are represented by Robert L. Adams and M. Laura Lopez of Smith Adams Law Feehan LLP.

    Counsel information for Texas Brine was not available Monday.

    The case is National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. et al. v. Texas Brine Co. LLC, number 4:14-cv-01008 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

    –Additional reporting by David McAfee, Daniel Wilson and Megan Stride. Editing by Richard McVay.

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