NEWS + Portland Sinkhole

The Advocate Documentary focuses on oil spill, land loss

Giving Away Louisiana: Fracking tax incentives Little-noticed program by Mark Ballard

2013 story – Louisiana’s “Bermuda Triangle”

State bans driving, walking on Mississippi, Atchafalaya river levees during high water

NY Times avoids mention of New Madrid Fault Zone, but everyone can read between the lines: Earthquakes in Oklahoma Raise Fears of a Big One

The Advocate (Jan. 6) – Sinkhole update: Methane threat diminishing, Assumption officials partially lift evacuation order < has map showing area

Jan. 9FLOOD WARNING for Baton Rouge area

Gen. Russel Honore talks documentary ‘After the Spill’ – Documentary showcases life after BP Oil Spill < has video

Way to similar to Lake FUBAR: The End of California UPDATED (Porter Ranch gas leak gets worse)

Large sinkhole swallows the road in Gresham, Portland  < relates to story about roads ripping apart up there

New_MAD

Zero Hedge – Is A Massive Earthquake Inevitable In Oklahoma?

Yellowstone Updated


 

More news items in comments in the next 2 posts… plus flood info – F.C.

thanksreaders

NEWS

Conservation efforts reversing groundwater depletion

“Louisiana has a rosier future concerning fresh water supplies, thanks in part to local efforts to conserve and reduce the strain on the Sparta aquifer.

National data compiled by USA Today show pockets of groundwater depletion across the United States, and Louisiana has its share of depletion over the last 20 years. Throughout the state, northeastern Louisiana had some of the heaviest depletion, centered in Lincoln, Ouachita and Union parishes.”

Strange Sounds – A series of 5 quakes rattles Dallas and Irving in December 2015 – And fracking is probably responsible

New_MAD
Nov. 25 – S.E. Missouri – New Madrid County shaken by 12 earthquakes in less than 24 hours… OMG

Dec. 14 – Mary Greeley: Roll The Dice – Lewisville [Texas] insists no ‘immediate or imminent threat of dam failure

LINK – http://youtu.be/EuZHfgkiHFY

MORE NEWS

Jury awards $750K in damages from state to environmental whistleblower

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Years ago, a state contractor exposed alleged corruption, then watched one business door after another suddenly close. A court ruling Monday said he was wronged.

It took five years to build a case, but a jury said Dan Collins is owed more than half a million dollars in damages he said were inflicted when he blew the whistle on a state-funded project that he believed violated laws.

It was in 2005 that the Department of Natural Resources dredged Bayou Pastillion in Iberia Parish as a part of the Atchafalaya Basin Project. The goal was to improve water quality for fishermen by removing sediment build up at the mouth of the bayou. . . .

http://www.wafb.com/story/30750534/jury-awards-750k-in-damages-from-state-to-environmental-whistleblower

ooooooooo! New details emerge over search warrant executed at DEQ building
(it’s just over recycled tires, not the sinkhole)

The Atlantic Ocean circulation may already be slowing down. That’s not good.

4.6M Quake hits Medford, OK + News

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits in Medford, Oklahoma: USGS

There is a quake swarm there today (frack-quakes?)

This 4.1 quake report has a MAP of where Medford is.

We missed this Nov. 19 quake (or frack-quake)
M4.7 – 13km SW of Cherokee, Oklahoma

Disposal wells targeted after 4.7 earthquake in Oklahoma


NEWS

The Watchers – Collapse of Earth’s tectonic plates unravelled

“It’s quite complex. There’s a scissoring motion going on…”

uh-oh!
Rock salt for isolating nuclear waste not as capable as thought
http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2015/11/30/rock-salt-for-isolating-nuclear-waste-not-as-capable-as-thought/

“A new research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that rock salt, used by Germany and the United States as a subsurface storage for nuclear waste, might not be as impermeable as thought or as capable of isolating nuclear waste from groundwater in the event that a capsule or storage vessel failed.”

” . . . “The main thing in this case is that salt can develop permeability even in absence of mining activity – further hard work is immutable to study what amount of flow can occur,” said assistant professor Marc A. Hesse of the Jackson School’s Department of Geological Sciences.”

   . . . make that GIANT oh-oh!

 

US Nuke Plants’ Flooding Risks
List of Reactors Potentially at High Risk of Flooding due to Dam Failure <- Louisiana on the list (Waterford NPP)

Saturday Shakes at New Madrid Fault

New_MAD

480cool

That sinkhole in the parking lot in Miss. this weekend was discussed in comments here. Strange Sounds has a story for more info.
See “Enormous sinkhole swallows 15 cars in Meridian, Mississippi
Also see “Fault Lines in the US: This Map Shows the Major Earthquake Hazard Areas Within the United States

Yellowstone Updated

Ground is Sinking at Bayou Corne, B.P. Disaster Affect etc. + NEWS

A report by Weeping Willow

http://youtu.be/1ed6A3PWufI

  • The land is visibly sinking
  • On Wings of Care captures water pumping operation
  • B.P. fissure impact on Lake FUBAR
  • Much More

LINK –  http://youtu.be/T-9lFdnjxks

Thanks, Walter, for the links ;)


NEWS

Police: 3 dead, 2 in serious condition after Gibson plant explosion

GIBSON, La. —State Police said three workers were killed and two people were listed in serious condition following an explosion reported Thursday at a natural gas pipeline in Gibson, Louisiana.

The blast was reported about 11 a.m. at a pipeline at Williams Partners’ natural gas facility. The facility is owned by Williams Partners’ subsidiary Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co.

Williams said that the facility was not operational at the time of the incident and gas was not flowing through the pipeline system when the explosion occurred.

The 13 Williams employees stationed at the facility have been accounted for and were not injured, Williams said. However, of the 19 contractors working at the site, three were killed, State Police said. Two people were injured and listed in serious condition. . . .
. . . . Williams also owned a plant in Gesimar, Louisiana, that experienced an explosion in June 2013. One person was killed in that blast.
As a result of the incident, the company was charged with a series of violations, ranging from willful to serious, and was initially ordered to pay a penalty of $99,000. The penalty was later reduced to $36,000, according to OSHA records. . . .
(more + video)
http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/explosion-reported-at-natural-gas-pipeline-in-gibson/35726080

Alexander Higgins – Shock: Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades

(Truthstream Media) Unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by Halliburton & Co. for decades as a means of disposing the by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production.

http://alexanderhiggins.com/shock-fracking-used-to-inject-nuclear-waste-underground-for-decades/