SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

WAFB – BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service New Orleans LA

http://www.wafb.com/weatheralerts#WNWxAlert1-1-51

730 AM CDT SUN APR 30 2017

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Eastern West Feliciana Parish in southeastern Louisiana…
West Baton Rouge Parish in southeastern Louisiana…
Southeastern Pointe Coupee Parish in southeastern Louisiana…
Western East Feliciana Parish in southeastern Louisiana…
Northwestern Iberville Parish in southeastern Louisiana…
Northwestern East Baton Rouge Parish in southeastern Louisiana…
Southeastern Wilkinson County in southern Mississippi…
Western Amite County in southern Mississippi…

* Until 800 AM CDT

WAFB.com weather page with radar etc.
– (more are on the right sidebar)

Texas had deadly tornadoes – so be checking radio and tv etc. for any warnings!

Camp Minden Cleaned Up

Army TimesAll unstable artillery propellant at Camp Minden burned

“MINDEN, La. — The Louisiana National Guard says a burn chamber used to dispose of thousands of tons of explosive material will not be used again at Camp Minden.

Friday the guard said the company responsible for burning the materials, Explosive Service International, is conducting cleanup activities, which will take approximately 30 days. . . ” (more)

Here’s our old archives on the problem.

Infrastructure Issue and the Sinkhole Saga + News

We are  covering a dam about-to-fail story in California on the FC blog. There have been many stories in the news since about the problems looming nationwide from aged, crumbling infrastructure.
One thing there popping up is info on weathered rock being more brittle than deep, protected rock.

We wonder if these salt dome storage caverns’ age has anything to do with their integrity.

We also wonder why inexpensive camera drones aren’t used for flying over Lake FUBAR to inspect it.

 

The Advocate Across Louisiana, crumbling infrastructure threatens small town water supplies

The Advocate is focusing on water issues –

NEWS

This sounds not-too-smart –

Drill baby drill: Japanese scientists hope to reach the Earth’s mantle in massive borehole project

BPs Safety Violations Listed

These companies committed the most serious safety violations

Tessa Boyce

1/19/2017

In some sectors of the economy, accidents frequently occur and employees are put at risk. Fortunately, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration exists to protect workers in the U.S. and penalize corporations when they put their workforce in danger. OSHA’s mission is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.”

Still, OSHA cannot prevent every accident — explosions and falling equipment, along with freak accidents, cause fatalities annually. FindTheCompany, a corporate data site by Graphiq, found the companies with the most serious safety violations using data from OSHA’s safety inspection records. The data experts at FindTheCompany calculated the total financial penalty for a given inspection to determine the severity of the company’s violations. In the case of ties, the company with the greater number of citations is ranked higher. For context, Find The Company also included the total number of citations associated with each violation.

British oil giant BP is a repeat offender, receiving heavy penalties on numerous occasions. Because OSHA’s jurisdiction does not extend to offshore oil rigs, this list does not even include BP’s $4.5 billion settlement resulting from the Deepwater Horizon tragedy which killed 11 people in 2010. Other than oil companies, construction corporations and large factories producing aluminum, steel, automobiles and wheat have committed expensive safety violations.

St. Charles Parish Pipeline Explosion

The Advocate‘This could burn for days’: 2 workers hospitalized, 1 missing after pipeline fire in Paradis

” The pipeline is used in natural gas production and does not pose a breathing chemical hazard as long as it burns.”

St. Charles is east of Assumption Parish – MAP

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