Judge: Fault for Bayou Corne sinkhole lies with Texas Brine, OxyChem, Vulcan; companies had decades of warnings – The Advocate

By David Mitchell

[Jan. 12] – NAPOLEONVILLE — In a blistering new ruling, a state district judge criticized three companies for putting “economic interests over environmental and safety concerns” in operations that led to the formation of the 2012 Bayou Corne sinkhole, blaming longtime salt mining operator Texas Brine, Occidental Chemical and Vulcan Materials for the flawed underground mine that sparked the giant hole in the Louisiana swamp.

http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_7856ff5e-f4ae-11e7-b86c-4f261682612b.html

14 thoughts on “Judge: Fault for Bayou Corne sinkhole lies with Texas Brine, OxyChem, Vulcan; companies had decades of warnings – The Advocate

  1. HOW CAN THEY STILL BE PROMOTING SALT DOMES AS SAFE FOR NUCLEAR WASTE? THE NEW MEXICO ANTI-NUCLEAR WASTE GUY (Don Hancock) BROUGHT UP THE SALT DOMES OF LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI AGAIN LIKE THEY WERE GREAT ALTERNATIVES TO YUCCA AND NEW MEXICO, THOUGH HE SAYS IT SHOULD ALL STAY PUT. IT’S A NO-BRAINER THAT HARD-ROCK IN AN ARID CLIMATE MONITORED FOR PERPETUITY IS BETTER. ONE OF THE SALT DOMES PROPOSED IN THE 1950s IS UNFIT FOR OIL STORAGE SO HOW COULD IT BE FIT FOR N-WASTE.

    • Where the Yucca problems came in was with sealing it and it goes to 100% humidity. They bring up volcanoes but that is unproven and there are dormant or dead volcanos in the lower Mississippi valley, too. Salt and clay are problems from the get-go. They are having another US House meeting tomorrow to plan on getting it out of California first. The only opponent is from Nevada. He says the Yucca geology is bad, but there is no good geology to my knowledge. There is better and worse geology.

      • This is one of several reasons that I am spitting fire! You know where the waste is going to end up – with those who are too busy to notice and/or too uneducated if they tried. Whether they are busy from working two jobs or having fun makes little difference. So, you can expect them to target Louisiana and Mississippi again – maybe Arkansas, too. Arkansas people are generally better educated though. All are corrupt.

      • I don’t think they care about geology … they think about least political resistance …

      • What I don’t like is all this flooding and that old stored underground-test nuke waste stored in Miss. (info on the sidebar , last item in “NUKE” catagory).

      • You mean the Salmon site/Tatum salt dome? The other salt dome they wanted for the n-waste in Mississippi was rejected for oil storage, because of a cracked cap or something. That’s what boggles my mind, too. They say in the 1950s it was determined. And, it’s like they can’t figure out that it’s no longer the 1950s and maybe we know more? Anyone who sees the impacts of ocean water or road salt on cars (before plastic ones) ought to know it’s nuts. They’ve recently thrown 5 million to some company in Cali to build the same Triso pebble reactors that blew up in Germany and they want us to take the waste. They had already failed here when Germany took them. There was still measurable tritium in the trees around the Salmon site when they gave it back to Mississippi not that long ago.

  2. California is doing it on the sneak. They have two bills to put their waste in line first. No one is watching, either, that I can see. Except me and I am overwhelmed and in a panic. Hearing is today. They invited the Nevada guy to say Nevada doesn’t want it. Last week the NM guy to say they don’t want it and point east. I’m starting to think that the country needs to be split east west.

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