Request: Any Info to Help a Landowner Near This Vinton Salt Dome < UPDATED

Readers – please add comments here if you can help a Bugle reader who has land near this proposed Vinton Salt Dome digging site.

Can this PUBLIC NOTICE be rebutted?

Details – PUBLIC NOTICE – – – NOTICE OF INTENT OFFICE OF CONSERVATION INJECTION AND MINING DIVISION In accordance with the laws of the State of Louisiana and the particular reference to the provisions of La R.S. 30:4, and the provisions of Statewide Order No. 29-M-3 (LAC 43:XVII, Subpart 5) as amended and adopted by the Office of Conservation of the State of Louisiana, Hominy Hill, LLC 2417 Shell Beach Drive Lake Charles, LA 70601 will be applying to the Office of Conservation, Injection and Mining Division for an area permit to drill Class III solution-mining wells in the Vinton Salt Dome. . .  (more)

Meanwhile – maybe check with The Louisiana Bucket Brigade and LEAN and anyone else on our right sidebar that looks like an advocate.

To check old wells and active wells and all sorts of data, location etc. try here-  SONRIS (they say to use IE browser).


Rebuttal to the proposal < has graphics and charts [PDF]

From the rebuttal:





Not much news to report from Lake FUBAR – it is rebounding a really big quake today in the South Seas



heli_button There are not any new reports from Texas Brine or Crosstex so it’s a guess what conditions are around the sinkhole.

General Russel Honoré on The Takeaway, hosted by John Hockenberry <  has audio

Piyush Jindal dropped out  of  the presidential race. Guess he got tired of people calling him Pencil Neck.

The WatchersEarth’s groundwater supplies mapped for the first time

Yellowstone Updated

Dear Texas Brine, Where are the Status Reports on Your Collapsed Salt Dome in Napoleonville?

Why is all the live monitoring at Lake FUBAR being withheld from the public?

You haven’t put out a “response” since January.

There is live GPS data on all kinds of coordinates and land levels all over Assumption Parish. This data is supposed to public. The helicorders are supposed to be working and half of them are dead or giving out mish-mash. No one has even tended to them (in months!) to even temporarily fix them. The CORS911 system (with LSU help) is supposed to keep giving live GPS data. Acknowledging the big public hazard from Lake FUBAR they said “the CORS911 sentinels will continue to provide the real-time hazard-monitoring solutions needed to support this response for as long as necessary.”

Everything in the caverns is falling to pieces and self-generating quakes are large and frequent so, yeah, CORS911 data is still necessary.

Where’s the info from Sandia Labs, UC Berkeley, JPL, USGS and all the big-shots who we know are watching Lake FUBAR.

Where’s the satellite imagery? Where’s the fly-over photos? Where are still photos?

Keith M. sent this document in
CORS911: Real-Time Subsidence Monitoring of the Napoleonville Salt Dome Sinkhole Using GPS (July 2013)

It is now on the Documents page.
Here’s a Q & A on the 2013 CORS report –

But it is from 2013. Then they ran out of money (LSU).

They are supposed to be keeping the CORS911 thing going….

“In May 2013 a commission of scientists, response agents, and stakeholders concluded that subsidence monitoring programs were essential for ensuring public safety [LADNR, 2013b]. The CORS911 system, in coordination with the other monitoring platforms, is a key resource for these objectives. After broader attention to the sinkhole wanes, the CORS911 sentinels will continue to provide the real-time hazard-monitoring solutions needed to support this response for as long as necessary.



In the comments to the Creep Zone post (scroll down) I put up related docs found. Here they are:

This office has more regional papers too …

BUSTED! In Aug. (2015) Nanometrics (helicorder providers) brag about their monitors (!!)
Real-time Monitoring with High Performance Seismic Array, Bayou Corne Sinkhole Louisiana, USA

April, 2014 – Mining Induced Seismicity -Monitoring of a Large Scale Salt Cavern Collapse

TILT! Got this 2014 paper on tilting –
UC Berkeley 2014
Nayak, A., and D. S. Dreger, Moment tensor inversion of seismic events associated with the sinkhole at Napoleonville Salt Dome, Louisiana


Gas-charged fluids creating seismicity associated with a Louisiana sinkhole (2014)

“Natural earthquakes and nuclear explosions produce seismic waves that register on seismic monitoring networks around the globe, allowing the scientific community to pinpoint the location of the events. In order to distinguish seismic waves produced by a variety of activities – from traffic to mining to explosions – scientists study the seismic waves generated by as many types of events as possible. ”

Deborah Dupré –
Bobby Jindal’s Louisiana Sinkhole Gas Creating Quakes Like Explosions, Volcanic Eruptions

Lake FUBAR Began Shaking a Day BEFORE Afghanistan 7.5 Quake and Won’t Quit!


At first glance it looks like the helicorders are ringing like church bells because Afghanistan had a big earthquake earlier today (M7.5 – USGS Report). But they were going off way before that happened!

LA-18 OCT. 25

Here’s how bad it is tonight:







LA-21 is near the weakest part of the berms


fireradiation fireradiation   UPDATED That story about the St. Louis dump fire and nuke waste has this added item:

Residents in St Louis dying in record numbers from World War II radioactive waste


The Texas Brine courtroom drama reported by Law360 (pay to see)

Occidental Says Texas Law Doesn’t Apply To Sinkhole Suit

Law360, New York (September 24, 2015, 5:05 PM ET) — Occidental Chemical Corp. told a Texas federal court on Thursday that its dispute with Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. over liability for a massive sinkhole is not governed by Texas law because the Houston-based chemical manufacturer was incorporated in New York.

Liberty [Insurance Co.] Says Texas Law Applies In Sinkhole Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 2, 2015, 6:00 PM ET) — Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. told a Texas federal court Friday that its battle with Occidental Chemical Corp. and Texas Brine LLC over liability for a massive sinkhole is governed by Texas law because the insureds are based in that state.

In a brief supporting its motion for summary judgment, Liberty said Occidental and Texas Brine are trying to complicate the choice-of-law issue by noting that Texas Brine’s parent company used a broker with a California office . . . .


Vitter, Angelle lay blame for Bayou Corne

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A three-year-old sinkhole that forced 350 rural Louisiana residents from their homes has become a flashpoint in the governor’s race, with Republican candidate David Vitter accusing GOP rival Scott Angelle of running away from the catastrophe.

Angelle was head of the Department of Natural Resources in August 2012 when a swampy area of Assumption Parish dissolved into muck about 40 miles south of Baton Rouge. He left the job only a few days after the sinkhole emerged, and Vitter’s campaign has accused him of abandoning the Bayou Corne residents.

Energy Department Selects Five Projects In First Step To Produce Fresh Water From CO2 Storage Sites

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Today, the Department of Energy announced the selection of five projects that will study the feasibility of using salty water―or brine ―from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites to produce fresh water.

These projects – which will receive more than $7 million in funding from the Department―will develop and validate strategies to manage pressure and the flow of CO2 in saline formations through a Brine Extraction Storage Test (BEST).

By managing the pressure and the flow of CO2―also known as a plume steering―brine can be extracted from the formation at specific points, where fresh water can be separated in a process known as enhanced water recovery (EWR).

NE Pennsylvania: Fracking Study Ties Water Contamination to Surface Spills

Research in Pennsylvania shows increased chemicals, but they are not coming from deep underground, making them easier to target.

Oklahoma Earthquakes 2015: Tremors Rise As Oklahoma Officials Struggle To Stem Fracking Wastewater Flow

” . . . shaking has become routine in parts of Oklahoma, where oil and gas companies are injecting unprecedented volumes of wastewater into the ground and inducing earthquakes, scientists have confirmed.

Oklahoma surpassed California last year as the earthquake capital of the lower 48 states and will likely beat the Golden State in 2015. “