Conditions Deteriorate Thursday + New Photos from Fly Over

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Around 4 p.m. everything went to pot at Lake FUBAR. LA12 shows it LA12Jan22 – we are back to the fuzz on the graphs.

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OVERNIGHT UPDATE:

SOLID FUZZ

It looks like this (Jan. 5 graphic):
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LA12 is total fuzz by Friday a.m. –

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ALSO – Camp Minden  burn plan story is updated. Happy news for once as it looks like everyone contacted their state reps to put a hold on it.

The parish has put up NEW PHOTOS! smile2

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lowermississippiriverkeeper/16327766675

[view more pictures by navigation at the bottom]

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COMPARE: 2014 Jan. view of Lake FUBAR from the MAP page. Other map from then.

Map showing wells [PDF] OXY Wells map
Freedomrox (2013) – Louisiana Sinkhole: WHO KNEW? EVERYONE! EXCEPT THE VICTIMS! < all about Oxy 3

SEE ALSO COMMENTS HERE

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Forgotten Bayou Trailer + Catching Up with Videos

Jan. 23 – WAFB – Woman documents the effects of giant sinkhole on the community < has video

LINK – http://youtu.be/8nc8SBxPO0k

LINK –  http://youtu.be/xVleFaXLFrM

LINK – http://youtu.be/xYKQZONATDY

This fly over footage is from last April — we want a NEW fly over!

LINK – http://youtu.be/dCGR4_0lG8s

LINK – http://youtu.be/YVua0XJlIxg

LINK – http://youtu.be/zTrao_82dtI

Louisiana sinking 1 football field an hour – Henning Kemner

LINK – http://youtu.be/2KbgIusT8IE

A summary of events

Residents with the monitors in their homes have moved away … but people just outside the declared danger zone have no compensation or relief.

LINK – http://youtu.be/sA4ZuTGUo1Y

LINK – http://youtu.be/kwUWl4IRRXg

Coming up: PBS show- Sinkholes—Buried Alive – The catastrophic collapse of the ground beneath our feet is a growing worldwide hazard. Airing January 28, 2015 at 9 pm [EST] on PBS

The Advertiser “The sinkhole at Bayou Corne  smile3 will be featured in a scientific look at what causes sinkholes and the destruction they can bring when “Sinkholes — Buried Alive” premieres on NOVA and Louisiana Public Broadcasting at 9 p.m. Jan. 28.”

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LINK – http://youtu.be/ivcfBlyQJ5Q

Conn. Gets the Shakes + Weekend News + Blue Ribbons’ Report (from Oct.)

Not related to Louisiana … but …. Holy Cow!!

Connecticut Rocked By 11 Earthquakes In One Week

“Daily earthquakes in Connecticut in the last week have officials scratching their heads and discussing ways the state can prepare for and respond to the next seismic event. In the past seven days, 11 small tremors have been recorded in the Plainfield area. . . “

Many more news stories on it (still happening) if you use search words “Connecticut earthquake”.

WWL – Bayou Corne residents move out after sinkhole settlement

” . . . The Romeros and other plaintiffs in a federal class-action lawsuit against Texas Brine reached a $48.1 million settlement in April. U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey ordered all property closings scheduled by Jan. 19 and completed “as soon as practicable.” Plaintiffs’ attorneys and Texas Brine officials said they want them finished by Jan. 30.
Attorneys said they hope to have separate mental anguish claim checks out by January’s end, too.

” . . . Sediment has completely filled the failed cavern that scientists think breached deep underground and started sucking in surrounding sediment, creating the sinkhole.
However, muck and rock will continue to compress, possibly for many years, making room for more sediment, according to an Oct. 9 report from the state’s special commission on the sinkhole. That could lead to further surface instability but probably not at former levels, experts say.
Micro-earthquakes pointing to breaking rock or salt began to pick up Dec. 22 and have continued for weeks, halting work on the sinkhole and causing cracks in an abandoned sinkhole containment levee, parish officials said.”

 NOTE – we gotta find that Oct. 9 report! – FC

It must be this – Blue Ribbon Commission Summary of Current Ground Stability Understanding and Recommendations [PDF] – sorry we missed it when it came out!

From p.3: “It is clear to the BRC [Blue Ribbon panel]  that there are ongoing stability dynamics in the pillars between Oxy caverns 1, 2, 3 and 9, inducing stress changes and salt disturbance that generate micro ‐ earthquakes (MEQs) in that salt volume and pressure changes connected between caverns.

Page 6 has this interesting point –
“MEQ locations suggest that fracturing is occurring around the Oxy 3 cavern and between the Oxy 1, 2, and 3 caverns. The MEQ magnitudes suggest the scale of this fracturing is on the order of feet to 10s of feet in dimension. The normal, or expected, background level of MEQs for mining and storage operations in this cavern field has not been established and therefore the significance of this activity cannot yet be concluded.
Translation: They have no clue what all the shaking means.

SEE ALSO COMMENTS for info on upcoming hearings on this – – –

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US EPA proposes amendments to oil dispersant use as health issues in Gulf worsen

ALSO –  Just FYI – this blog is read all over the world –

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 – besides missing this Blue Ribbon report when it came out … we missed this 12th Emergency Declaration (Louisiana vs Texas Brine).

Friday News

Lots of it …. see NEXT post …

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ENE-News has an update on Boone Dam in Tenn. –
Official: Fissures in earth now suspected under dam upstream of nuke plants — “There’s plenty of rumors… We’re considering all possibilities… Leak is actually in embankment, that’s where all the focus is” — Speculation that problem to go on for years — New drone footage shows excavation in progress (VIDEO)

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11:55 a.m. Seismic Activity Visible Around Sinkhole

So let’s do a FLY OVER! Just to prove how STABLE it all is 🙂

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Assumption Parish Police Jury

An increase in Seismic Activity has been observed in past weeks around the Sinkhole.  Activity occurred sometime last night that indicates water movement as well as a drop in water level within the contained area of the sinkhole.  There has been no noticeable changes to the trees or surface anywhere around the Sinkhole.

LDOTD has reported no changes being observed in any of the instrumentation placed along Highway 70.

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Wed. & Thurs. News

From Mary Greeley – Gas line explodes burns near Barnett Resevoir – Mississippi

LINK – http://youtu.be/ZPhuUw7hs3c

New Mexico – Largest methane cloud in the U.S. grows

” . . .  In Ohio, methane blowouts from fracking wells have forced people to flee their homes out of fear of explosions. Last month, about 30 families who live near the Ohio River in Monroe County had limited access to their homes for 10 days after a well began spewing methane. . . “

A reader writes: ” I haven’t seen photos of the sinkhole for a very long time…”

Neither has anyone else. Any drone hobbyists out there?


Yellowston Updated

Thursday Update:

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Judge’s Ruling on Gulf Oil Spill Lowers Ceiling on the Fine BP Is Facing

A federal judge will hold BP responsible for spilling 3.19 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster — a finding that could lead to a penalty of nearly $14 billion.

Friday Update

Quite a few bigger quakes in OK and CA going on. They are on the sidebar in the RSS feed from USGS.