Tuesday News & Lots on DOW

THURSDAY UPDATE:

fluid  Lots and lots of Fluid movement 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.! LA12 shows it.

TUESDAY

Strange Sounds – Extreme winds blow off train from elevated tracks in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

The Advocate – New safety rules since massive sinkhole prevent Texas Brine from expanding salt cavern operation; company files suit against Dow DOW1

Some more on DOW –

   DOW links sent by a reader –  “…to point out the connection to Michigan politics (again).  Michigan’s AG Bill Schuette, (who’s from Midland and his dad was being groomed to be Dow’s CEO before he died at a young age) is married to Cynthia Grebe whose father was the famous or infamous genius at Dow for creating Styrofoam and Saran Wrap and nuclear submarines and is in the Plastic Hall of Fame as well as being some huge Creationist. Bill Schuette has huge political aspirations. Chemical Bank in Michigan began with Dow and their hometown still remains Midland. Chemical Bank used to be number 2 as far as assets in Michigan however they are in the process of purchasing more banks in lower MI which will then make them número uno.”

” . . . In the book “we almost lost Detroit” regarding the Fermi accident in
1966 is that not only was the father (John Grebe) of our AG’s wife the inventor of Styrofoam and Saran Wrap and a rabid Creationist, but also head of Dow’s Nuclear Research Department. He had at least two patents for nuclear rockets.”

“. . . John Grebe was on a ship watching the atomic bomb dropping at Bikini Atoll. He was huge in the field of nuclear stuff. Also, just learned our [Mich.] governor, Rick Snyder is going to be making a run for the Presidency! A puppet of Dow.”

UPDATEDearlier post (scroll down) on Russian sinkholes – and it has some DOW stuff too 🙂

NewDow, G.E. and all the top energy co.s poisoning you with PLASTIC

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7.9 Quake in Nepal – Lake FUBAR All Shook Up!

AT   6:11 UTC ( 1:11 a.m.)

NY TimesStrong Earthquake Strikes Nepal Near Its Capital, Katmandu

…. Nepal’s ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay, told reporters in Delhi that 100 deaths had been reported so far. Trekkers reported a major avalanche on Mount Everest, with some teams reported missing. In addition, 13 deaths had been reported in India by midafternoon.

….. By midafternoon the United States Geological Survey had counted 12 aftershocks, one of which was measured at 6.6 on the Richter scale.

USGS Report

A 7.5 quake there  2 hours later –RSOE reportMAP  This week there were many 6M+ quakes mostly in South Asia.

At lake FUBAR it got all shook up for OVER 2 HOURS. How much shaking can the cap-rock take?

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MORE on the FC blog.

Another Russian Sinkhole + News

It is pretty far away from the previous ones ….

The Watchers

Giant sinkhole opens in Novokuznetsk region of Siberia, Russia

A giant sinkhole has appeared in Siberia’s Novokuznetsk region recently, some 3 500 km from other craters found in Arctic Russia in recent months. The new crater measures around 20 meters in diameter and around 25 to 30 meters in depth.

. . .  Observation from space revealed the dramatic mushrooming of the holes, believed to be caused by methane gas eruptions in melting permafrost due to climate change, scientists revealed today. A leading Russian expert sounded an alert over safety because one new Siberian crater, surrounded by at least 20 ‘baby holes’, is just six miles from a major gas production plant. 

PHOTOS of it from The Siberian Times

This has video of the nearby landslide there recently – Watch This Slow-Moving Landslide Devour a Russian Road

Earlier posts on Russian craters – 1, 2

UPDATE, April 29
Gigantic 100-metre sinkhole leaves Ukrainian villagers terrified after reports it has swallowed up homes and looks likely to get even BIGGER

. . . hope is isn’t related to thisWarming Climate May Release Massive Carbon Storehouse from Arctic Soils

NEWS

The AdvocateNew safety rules since massive sinkhole prevent Texas Brine from expanding salt cavern operation; company files suit against Dow   DOW1

A 29-year-old Dow Chemical Co. salt cavern sits so close to Texas Brine’s property that new state safety regulations — created after the 2012 Bayou Corne sinkhole disaster — now prevent the Houston company from mining any new caverns on its property, a federal lawsuit alleges.

Texas Brine Co. has sued Dow and a local land company over the Dow cavern carved from the Napoleonville salt dome in Assumption Parish.

“Dow is obligated to (Texas Brine) for the value of the salt that (Texas Brine) can no longer mine, or ‘dead salt,’” the suit claims. . . .  (more)

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2013 item: Dow’s Toxic Stew Near Bayou Corne –  (not the same property)

State Seismologist says Oklahoma earthquakes are ‘very likely’ caused by oil and gas disposal wells

The Oklahoma state seismologist said disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry are ‘very likely’ responsible for the recent surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma at the recent Oklahoma Geological Survey.  < – links to report

NY TimesThe Gulf, Still at Risk

Environmentalists Warn That Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Could Be a Mirage

NOTE: See comments for Lake FUBAR agitation bits

Yellowston Updated

Dear DNR, Why Don’t You FIX Broken Monitors During a Cavern Collapse?

Most helicorders have been tampered with to show micro-settings to deceive the public.  Total fail as they they only dramatize the self-generated quakes in Lake FUBAR.  LEANsmilie And, DNR, Why don’t you show updates for the contents of the 2 big butane caverns next to the collapsing and quaking sinkhole? Crosstex has no info since Feb. 4. They have capacity for over 3 million BARRELS of butane there. What amount of that are they using? It was just over a quarter million barrels in cavern #1 and under 73 thousand barrels in #2 cavern back  then. Is it more or less now that s— hit the fan??? P. 242014 annual report : CrosstexCap oxy_helis_Map TBfeelgood

Weekend News [as collapse expands] + More

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Louisiana Record – Upset Bayou Corne residents told to ‘move on with your lives’ cry after complaints of lawyer mistreatment < more items on this topic at their site archives

” . . . In recalling his experience, [Mike] Schaff said class counsel obviously quoted higher damage awards estimates to get class members to opt in to the lawsuit. In addition, Schaff said class counsel used intimidation tactics such as telling class members that if they objected to their settlement they were ultimately offered, Easterly might adjust their award by cutting it in half or “zeroing out” the award altogether.”

Louisiana rolls out new emergency web page – and they say everything is ‘normal’ at Bayou Corne(!). They have a delicate way of referring to the brain-eating critter in the water.

April 15 Situation Summary < some humor on p. 20 with red stripes showing ‘max’ sinkhole size 🙂 Journos: suggest you download this report as the url hints they will remove and replace the doc as time goes by.

The AdvocateDecade-old oil leak in Gulf of Mexico may be far worse than reported

The AdvertisierState to include sinkholes in disaster planning

THIBODAUX – Sinkholes will be recognized as threats dollarsigns in the state’s updated hazard mitigation plan.
The the state is working on a five-year update to its hazard mitigation plan, which must be in place to receive federal money  after natural and man-made disasters.
For the first time, the state will map salt domes and their surrounding 2-mile radius in each parish.

Texas House approves gutting municipal fracking bans cry

Five years after the spill: BP still leaking

Yellowston Updated       thanksreaders

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. . . it gets worse

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27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells in Gulf of Mexico ignored by government, industry

More than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells lurk in the hard rock beneath the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental minefield that has been ignored for decades. No one — not industry, not government — is checking to see if they are leaking, an Associated Press investigation shows.

Abandoned wells map around Bayou Corne

Yellowston Updated  Also out west …. Methane Hotspot Dangerous, Mysterious in Four Corners Investigating by Scientists

” . . . Scientists believe that the possible sources could come from from oil and gas related activities such as coal mining and fracking where natural gas can seep from the ground. . . “