6.3 Quake and Aftershocks in New Zealand Probably Not So Good for Lake FUBAR

Since the helicorders are mostly offline at Bayou Corne with no good prospect for getting repaired we can only guess how the wrecked cavern is holding up.
We are counting on Arkansas helicorders.

They are both pretty shallow at less than 10 miles deep.

Here’s the X502 Temporary heli in Arkansas at that time. UTC time is on the right side of the chart –

It shows a big slosh for about an hour over there. Imagine what it’s doing to poor Bayou Corne!

This Arkansas helicorder page doesn’t show the temp. stations on the map. Anyone who finds a map of them please comment here.

Thanks, Walter for the news tip about the seismic activity –😉

More Safety Related Defects Potentially Impact at Least 6 US Nuclear Power Stations

Waterford nuke plant included here ….

Mining Awareness +

Eaton Freedom Defects Nuclear Reported by AZZ
Nuclear Power Stations which are listed as potentially impacted by defective Eaton Freedom Series Size 3, 4 and size 5 contacts/starters are Oconee in South Carolina, Shearon Harris near Raleigh North Carolina, Columbia in Washington State, Turkey Point near Miami Florida, North Anna in Virginia, near Washington DC, and Waterford near New Orleans, Louisiana. This was reported by AZZ, which recently purchased NLI (Nuclear Logistics Inc), and seems to want to come clean on these and other defects which they recently reported. However, these (and other) potentially defective parts may have been provided to other nuclear power stations by other companies, such as AREVA. Why isn’t Eaton issuing a direct recall?

About the defect:
The safety function of the contactor is to reliably supply uninterrupted power (no contact chatter) to a load on demand. For special degraded voltage applications, the NLI supplied contactor is equipped with an NLI…

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APPJ: Evacuation Order Changed + News

“The area to the west of Grand Bayou along Highway 70 that was once part of the Mandatory and Voluntary Evacuation Order from the Bayou Corne Sinkhole is now removed from any Evacuation Orders, with the exception of the residential area near Bayou Corne.

The area has been reviewed and through the preponderance of evidence, the area has been deemed no longer at risk due to the Sinkhole and gas associated with its creation. Please note that the area of Sportsman’s Drive and a small portion of Crawfish Stew St. remains in the designated evacuations until these areas can be investigated to show that all risks have been eliminated from concerns due to the creation of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole and the failure of Oxy Geismar Cavern 3. . . “ (more)


We are real sure “through the preponderance of evidence” is a legal phrase.

The Advocate Area ‘no longer risk,’ mandatory evacuation orders lifted around Bayou Corne sinkhole, officials say

Over in Florida – ‘Guacamole-thick’ algae causes crisis on Florida coastline

“STUART, Fla. — A smelly, “guacamole-thick” muck is fouling a stretch of beaches promoted as Florida’s “Treasure Coast,” where lawmakers and residents blame the federal government, saying the algae crisis is fueled by freshwater flows controlled by Army officials to protect an erosion-prone dike.”

Obama Administration Approved Gulf Fracking During Deepwater Horizon Disaster

” . . . From 2010 to October 2014, the Obama administration approved more than 1,500 permit applications for offshore drilling plans that included fracking at hundreds of wells across the Gulf of Mexico  . . .”