Pipeline drilling accident burns for 45 years in Turkmenistan (!)
Photo: AFP / Igor Sasin
A picture taken on May 3, 2014, shows people visiting “The Gateway to Hell,” a huge burning gas crater in the heart of Turkmenistan’s Karakum desert. The fiery pit was the result of a simple miscalculation by Soviet scientists in 1971 after their boring equipment suddenly drilled through into an underground cavern and a deep sinkhole formed. Fearing that the crater would emit poisonous gases, the scientists took the decision to set it alight, thinking that the gas would burn out quickly. More than 45 years later, the flames are still burning, which gives some indication of Turkmenistan’s vast gas reserves.
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“No national or government agency tracks how many man-made sinkholes appear each year across the country. From early December through April, according to a review by The Associated Press of media coverage, 39 significant sinkholes related to failing infrastructure – a rate of about one every four days – struck across the country in places such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Hoboken, New Jersey, Sioux City, Iowa, and Seattle.”
AP – HUGE SINKHOLES ARE NOW APPEARING IN THE WRONG PLACES
They forget to mention giant collapsed salt domes like at Bayou Corne and WIPP.
People need to be prepared with some food stuffs for several days even if you don’t live next to a dam or a giant sinkhole. It’s just common sense.