Weekend News

The Louisiana Record Special master in Bayou Corne sinkhole case has deep connections to plaintiff’s attorney, possible conflicts of interest

Lexington Says Texas Brine Isn’t Covered For La. Sinkhole

Law360, New York (March 17, 2015, 2:33 PM ET) — Lexington Insurance Co. isn’t required to defend Texas Brine Co. LLC against class allegations that the company created a potentially dangerous sinkhole, because Lexington’s policies expired more than 15 years before the ground collapsed in 2012, the insurer told a Louisiana federal court Monday.

Leaky Boone Dam Update – they will try grout in the spring – PDF doc. Movie of them working on it.

Jumping Jack Flash has many alarming stories when view together.

SUNDAY at Lake FUBAR – something went bang after 12:36 p.m. – it shows on LA21 and on all helicorders.

Thurs. News, Boone Dam Snow Melt Fears < UPDATED

See next post for link to map of Lake FUBAR and helicorder link.  Everything still on active mode there.
DOWNarrowSM LA14 showed a big 2 hour long disruption just after 1 a.m. and another 2 hour long session just after 3 a.m..

This comment at Zero Hedge says they wonder what will happen to Boone Dam when all this snow melt comes down the river.

“TVA drew Boone down to below winter pool levels to take some pressure off of the sinkhole/mud geysers, so it only has to hold back something like a 145 ft. wall of water. Which is fine – until the snow pack in the mountains melts in a couple of weeks. Then you have those two rivers with fifteen miles of water in them filling up REALLY fast. The river below the Boone dam will be swollen, too. I don’t think they can just open the floodgates on Boone all the way. So Boone fills up, water migration that caused the sinkholes/mud geysers gets worse, and all of a sudden you have Boone tsunami.” . . . (more)

ENE-News – Officials ‘Alarmed’ at Press Conference on Dam with Nuclear Plants frowny2 Downstream: ‘Movement’ in foundation 100s of feet underground; Rock dissolving — “Sinkhole is indication of bigger problem” — “Urgency of issue is obvious” — Examining “every possible type of failure” (VIDEO)

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NOTE: Future Boone Dam updates will go here.

Booms In Tennessee

Strange Sounds Mystery Booms In Tennessee: Frost Quakes Or New Madrid Waking Up?

Have you heard mystery booms in the Midstate this week?
Well you are sure not alone! Some say it’s a weather phenomenon called cryoseismic booms, ice quakes or frost quakes. Others say it may be something more global…

LINK –  http://youtu.be/_2owkVhepyE

 

Tues. & Wed. News

TUESDAY

The AdvocateHonoré: Environmental agencies using 1950s technology to monitor 21st-century industries

Tenn. – Boone Dam “update” (there is a media blockade on the failed dam topic)
Technological Hazard/Engineering Disaster Alert: Boone Dam, Tennessee

ENE-News (2012) – NRC Engineers Charge Gov’t Coverup — Reactor melt down an “absolute certainty” if dam fails — 100s of times more likely than tsunami that hit Fukushima

Texas Brine has responded to the Blue Ribbons’ report by digging in their heels claiming there are no changes at Lake FUBAR. And we’re a bunch of nervous Nellie’s for watching the helicorders. We’re just seeing “routine industrial activity(!).  Additionally they say they have set out new monitors (that we can’t find) around Oxy 3. Comment here if you can find the new helis.

WEDNESDAY

Minden – DEQ Senate Committee Meeting Feb 9, 2015‏

Support our fellow citizens    #StopTheBurn
Committee on ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY NOTICE OF MEETING
February 9, 2015 1:00 PM REF: Camp Minden
(In case the venue or time changes call PULS LINE 342-2456 for updates.)

You can contact groups going etc. by checking our earlier post for links.

Friday News

Lots of it …. see NEXT post …

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ENE-News has an update on Boone Dam in Tenn. –
Official: Fissures in earth now suspected under dam upstream of nuke plants — “There’s plenty of rumors… We’re considering all possibilities… Leak is actually in embankment, that’s where all the focus is” — Speculation that problem to go on for years — New drone footage shows excavation in progress (VIDEO)

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Tenn. – Sinkhole Under Dam Emergency

It is not salt dome related – but bad enough!

ENE-News – Sinkhole develops under dam in US — 7 nuclear reactors downstream — Water now seeping out — Gov’t notified of ‘stability issues’, plants begin evaluating potential flood impacts — Official: An ‘uncommon’ occurrence, we’re monitoring it continuously and working around clock — Structure same height as Niagra Falls

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MAP shows distance from dam to Browns Ferry NPP