Breaking: Oil Rig Fire in the Gulf

Wall St. Journal U.S. Coast Guard Responds to Oil Platform Fire in Gulf of Mexico

Production at the Miss Katherine offshore supply vessel near New Orleans has been halted

New Orleans Times Picayune Fire on Breton Sound oil platform, 28 workers evacuated, Coast Guard says

“A Coast Guard flight over the area observed a 1.4 nautical mile rainbow sheen drifting southwest of the platform.”

Thurs. News

Heli_ANI heli_button    Something woke up the dragons at 4 a.m. – LA12 chart

BP settles oil spill-related claims with Halliburton, Transocean

Gulf of BPkillspelicans Mexico dolphin deaths caused by BP – Real Coastal warriors

Ascension Parish filthy tap water report – Residents in Ascension’s Bayou Estates singing the brown water blues

Julie Dermansky (May 7) – How America’s biggest swamp could become fracking wasteland

Environmental groups, locals worry Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin might be destroyed by a proposed industrial facility

Yellowston Updated

Weekend News

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Corrupt judge continues to abuse Bayou Corne residents –
Louisiana Record (May 8) – Judge Zainey disregards Bayou Corne class complaints, grants class counsel $12 million in legal fees; Residents consider asking Bar for reprimand

“NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge overseeing the Bayou Corne sinkhole case has approved $12 million in legal fees, just weeks after the plaintiffs said their lawyers “mistreated and manipulated” them into accepting a subpar settlement. . .

The Finger Lakes region in west New York has a collapsing cavern problem too
The Daily BeastExclusive: Anti-Fracking Filmmaker Josh Fox Arrested In Finger Lakes Protest

” . . . Cark claims there are structural issues. In the 1960s, a 400,000-ton hunk of rock fell from one of the ceilings, and now rests on the floor of the cavern, leaving behind a potentially unstable irregular hole the size of a football field. And while salt caverns are nearly impervious to gas, when you have irregularities, they can cause leaks, or, worse, collapse.”

LINK – http://youtu.be/uFIX-vDwSwQ

Still more questions than answers about the ecological effects of oil dispersants used in Gulf of Mexico

” . . .  Along with 210 million gallons of crude oil that leaked from BP’s failed deep-sea well, cleanup workers applied 1.84 million gallons of chemical dispersant intended to break down the oil and prevent it from reaching the shoreline in massive quantities.

Since the spill, numerous studies have suggested that the mix of oil and chemical dispersants was more toxic to at least parts of the marine ecosystem than the oil alone. . . “

 . . . that would be corexit . . .

OK frack-quakes:  Oil tycoon Harold Hamm reportedly tried to get scientists fired over their earthquake research

Harold Hamm, the CEO of oil company Continental Resources, tried to get scientists at the University of Oklahoma fired after the presented research that increased seismic activity in the Midwest is linked to wastewater disposal from fracking . . .

Second Nepal Quake Shakes Lake FUBAR + Chile Warning ++

A 7.3 quake in Nepal shows on the helicorders after 2 a.m. –

LA12 shows it –

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USGS Report

Lots of details and maps:
The TelegraphNepal earthquake 7.3 magnitude strikes near Mount Everest – live news of impact

Watch Chile –

Strange Sounds – 770 earthquakes in last 24 hours at Villarrica volcano – Next eruption ahead?
The Villarrica volcano is probably going to erupt in the next days!

Watch West Coast –

The Watchers (May 9) – UC Berkeley scientists begin monitoring tremors on San Andreas Fault

JAPAN – 6.8M Quake in the northeast- ABC report

ENE-News – Powerful M6.8 quake rocks NE Japan — Strongest to hit nation since 2011 — Official warns of upcoming aftershocks & tsunami, says tectonic plate is subducting in Pacific — CBS: Scientists detect month-long shaking on seafloor that could foreshadow mega quake similar to 3/11 (VIDEO)

VICTORY for Minden Residents. The Explosives Burn is Called OFF!!

[Minden, Louisiana is up in N.E. Louisiana] Thanks To Community Protest, EPA Won’t Burn Huge Stockpile Of Explosives In The Open ” . . . The Environmental Protection Agency has effectively abandoned a plan to conduct an open burn of 15 million pounds of volatile military explosives in Minden, Louisiana, following six months of persistent protest from the local community. “   smile2

GOOD JOB, EVERYBODY!

News (old and new)

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Huge fluid movement at Lake FUBAR for over 2 hours starting at 2:30 A.M. – LA12 shows it. It might be this New Guinea 7.2 quakeOR – more likely, this 4.0 quake near Dallas, Texas. MAP

Inst. of Southern Studies Looting Louisiana: How the Jindal administration is helping Big Oil rip off a cash-strapped state

Video – Weeping Willow calls up DNR –

Texas: From Fracking Boom to Water Revolution

OLD

May 3 –

LINK –  http://youtu.be/JAErvTP-akI

NEW MADRID FAULT blog item from 2013

A bunch of stuff from 2013<- includes BP and Texas Brine

A lot of misc. items on all subjects

LINK –  http://youtu.be/hjZvtTrHuT0

 

 

We found this item on South American lithium and brine and wondered if Texas Brine had an interest in the lithium craze (auto batteries) going on now. We didn’t see Louisiana on the list. Or here. Not that they can’t keep a secret.

 

 

Boone Dam in Tenn. Worsens! Above Some Nuke Plants

ENE-News – Top Official: “Sinkhole has sunk further… we have water coming through dam” upstream of nuclear plants; “Now agency’s top priority”; “Continued flow…could destabilize dam” — Section caved in at base — Gov’t not disclosing inundation maps over security concerns; Private meeting with facility in path (VIDEO)

sinkhole in the parking lot (!!!!!)

Lots of info – BooneDoggle

LINK – http://youtu.be/qvOIz3Eo6DI

The TVA must be copying Texas Brine. They have a “timetable” too! News report with video (Ap. 28)

Boone dam has been crumbling for a long time – 2004 photos

The Boone Dam Sinkhole after the Panama Canal Quake of 29 October 2014

TVA energy plant map page    |    zoomable area map

CLICK THIS MAP FOR BIG SIZE – BooneDamMap

Boone Lake water elevation live data

This guy says the threat is overblown and there’s lots of space in lakes to absorb any escaping water –

LINK –  http://youtu.be/EjDzCBR5kLo

[use term “Boone dam” in the search box on the right sidebar to see old items about the slo-mo disaster ]