At first glance it looks like the helicorders are ringing like church bells because Afghanistan had a big earthquake earlier today (M7.5 – USGS Report). But they were going off way before that happened!
Here’s how bad it is tonight:
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LA-21 is near the weakest part of the berms ↑
UPDATED – That story about the St. Louis dump fire and nuke waste has this added item:
Earlier report (from The Watchers) seems wrong.
Torrential rainstorms battered Louisiana on Sunday, leaving thousands without power, after pounding southeastern Texas as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia converged with a second storm.
The heaviest band of rain moved over the Gulf of Mexico, triggering coastal flood warnings and flash flood watches in southwest Louisiana and soaking New Orleans, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Parish agencies offering sand bags to help potential flood victims [Livingston & Acension ]
Wow! That was scary! Our blog was suspended with no reason given. After complaining it is finally back.
O.K. – for that courtesy, I will say for the record, maybe a comapny
that dumps radioactive waste in a ditch by the road and it explodes and a US highway is closed for 140 miles for (ahem) unrelated reasons they are NOT reckless. Or even mishandling nuke waste. Maybe that’s the way it is ALL handled by all the cleverly named toxic waste handlers.
Open trench nuke dumpers, US Ecology have a location at 6735 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge.
ENE-News: “Nuclear fire” erupts at radioactive facility near major US city — Footage shows underground explosions, massive smoke plumes — AP: “Unknown amount of radioactive waste burned” — EPA sends emergency radiological team — Residents: “We were flat out lied to… Why didn’t they evacuate the town?” (VIDEO)
LINK – http://youtu.be/bv3u8_Ev7eg
- Reckless nuke waste handlers, US Ecology sites MAP
RECKLESS, RECKLESS, F-UPS!
They can’t even put water on the fire because it will cause more explosions. Good thing the dump is in a dry, dry desert and not swampy, bayou-infused land next to Baton Rouge! Imagine an explosion and chain-reaction fire there! Talk about water hitting the barely-buried drums!
There’s a big underground fire approaching a nuke dump next to St. Louis going on now too! Do you see it in the news? No!
LINK – http://youtu.be/kMlX_cbomWQ
Oh, and there’s not a common occurrence of heavy torrents of rain around swampy Baton Rouge is there?
ENE-News – EPA data shows radiation spike in major US city soon after explosions at nuclear waste facility nearby — AP: Drums of buried waste were blasted over site’s fence; Large crater reported — Emergency Official: US gov’t brought in “resources I’ve never even seen before, it was amazing” (VIDEO)
“By the mid 1940s, Mallinckrodt Chemical Works had run out of space to store the radioactive waste left behind, so in 1946 they began to ship the leftovers to a relatively underpopulated area north of St Louis, next to a creek by the name of Coldwater. It was here that approximately 250,000 barrels of radioactive material were dumped in shallow pits and exposed to the elements. . . . “
” . . . concerns disappeared after the Government and Mallinckrodt said the wastes were ‘not radioactive or otherwise dangerous’. “
More Methane Bubbles Up off Oregon and Washington Coasts
Due to rising sea temperatures below surface, more methane bubbles up off Oregon and Washington coasts. Scientists explained that the warming now affects depths where frozen pockets of the gas can morph into a powerful source of greenhouse gas.
Is the frozen giant lake of gas under the Gulf of Mexico that is bubbling up in Lake FUBAR also a concern?
The Texas Brine courtroom drama reported by Law360 (pay to see)
Occidental Says Texas Law Doesn’t Apply To Sinkhole Suit
Law360, New York (September 24, 2015, 5:05 PM ET) — Occidental Chemical Corp. told a Texas federal court on Thursday that its dispute with Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. over liability for a massive sinkhole is not governed by Texas law because the Houston-based chemical manufacturer was incorporated in New York.
Liberty [Insurance Co.] Says Texas Law Applies In Sinkhole Suit
Law360, Los Angeles (October 2, 2015, 6:00 PM ET) — Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. told a Texas federal court Friday that its battle with Occidental Chemical Corp. and Texas Brine LLC over liability for a massive sinkhole is governed by Texas law because the insureds are based in that state.
In a brief supporting its motion for summary judgment, Liberty said Occidental and Texas Brine are trying to complicate the choice-of-law issue by noting that Texas Brine’s parent company used a broker with a California office . . . .
Vitter, Angelle lay blame for Bayou Corne
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A three-year-old sinkhole that forced 350 rural Louisiana residents from their homes has become a flashpoint in the governor’s race, with Republican candidate David Vitter accusing GOP rival Scott Angelle of running away from the catastrophe.
Angelle was head of the Department of Natural Resources in August 2012 when a swampy area of Assumption Parish dissolved into muck about 40 miles south of Baton Rouge. He left the job only a few days after the sinkhole emerged, and Vitter’s campaign has accused him of abandoning the Bayou Corne residents.
Energy Department Selects Five Projects In First Step To Produce Fresh Water From CO2 Storage Sites
WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Today, the Department of Energy announced the selection of five projects that will study the feasibility of using salty water―or brine ―from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites to produce fresh water.
These projects – which will receive more than $7 million in funding from the Department―will develop and validate strategies to manage pressure and the flow of CO2 in saline formations through a Brine Extraction Storage Test (BEST).
By managing the pressure and the flow of CO2―also known as a plume steering―brine can be extracted from the formation at specific points, where fresh water can be separated in a process known as enhanced water recovery (EWR).
NE Pennsylvania: Fracking Study Ties Water Contamination to Surface Spills
Research in Pennsylvania shows increased chemicals, but they are not coming from deep underground, making them easier to target.
Oklahoma Earthquakes 2015: Tremors Rise As Oklahoma Officials Struggle To Stem Fracking Wastewater Flow
” . . . shaking has become routine in parts of Oklahoma, where oil and gas companies are injecting unprecedented volumes of wastewater into the ground and inducing earthquakes, scientists have confirmed.
Oklahoma surpassed California last year as the earthquake capital of the lower 48 states and will likely beat the Golden State in 2015. “