The US Tsunami warning site doesn’t give ANY info for Gulf of Mexico.
Sixteen coal ash pits contaminating Texas groundwater -report | Reuters
HOUSTON (Reuters) – Sixteen coal ash pits in Texas are leaking contaminants into groundwater, including arsenic, boron, cobalt and lithium, according to a report released on Thursday by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP).
Items on quakes in Tenn. are in COMMENTS – FC
Earlier we had a post on our Yellowstone blog about a possible “crack across America” to the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas Brine took Bayou Corne off its website list of brine storage locations.
In Louisiana they list 2 places, Grand Bayou, in NW Louisiana and White Castle. White Castle is just north from Donaldsonville.
We are just noting this location is under 12 miles from Bayou Corne –
Let’s look at The Cote Blanche Dome, in White Castle. Paper from THE CENTER FOR LAND USE INTERPRETATION (lots of information). They call the spot an injection field so maybe a lot of companies use it. We are looking around to see if Texas Brine just has a field office there or do they own a storage cavern there.
Here is a little more from 2014 – they were proposing to make a salt cavern there –
Critical events arising from the use of salt domes for brine production and storage purposes include the 1980 collapse of the salt mine on Jefferson Island and the closure of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve at Weeks Island due to sinkhole development. More recent events including the collapse of a brine cavern on the Napoleonville Dome and the proposed cavern storage of natural gas adjacent to an active salt mine at Cote Blanche.
This paper examines operations and concerns at Napoleonville and Cote Blanche. The Napoleonville Dome is used for brine production and storage of both natural gas and liquid petroleum gas. Underground mining of salt at Cote Blanche presents different concerns with proposed cavern construction and storage situated adjacent to mining operations. These operations emphasize the importance of understanding all aspects of safety and technical feasibility of using salt caverns for these purposes. Most critical is the need for accurate geological understanding of salt boundary and anomalous zones locations.
This next paper says Cote Blanche is in St. Mary Parish … but maybe it crosses Parish lines(?)
1993 paper from DOE on the Strategic Petroleum Reserves has some on Cote Blanche.
SUPPLEMENT TO THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT [DEIS] :
On page 17 they are talking about 24 wellheads. So maybe Texas Brine uses a part of the salt dome for their storage. We don’t know for sure.
A 2009 story – The IND – Cote Blanche salt dome eyed for natural gas storage
“The storage caverns would be located in the Cote Blanche salt dome, site of the North American Salt Co. at Cote Blanche Island. The salt mine company hired LSU civil engineering professor Robert Thoms to assess the risk to the mine workers. Thoms, a former adviser for FERC, found potential for the compressed natural gas to leak into the mine, putting the 150 salt mine workers in jeopardy.”
” . . . Three years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared that St. John the Baptist Parish had the highest cancer risk from airborne pollutants nationwide because of the “likely carcinogen” chloroprene.
Now, the most recent National Air Toxics Assessment conducted by the EPA notes dangers from ethylene oxide. Some areas on the east side of the Mississippi River, around St. Gabriel and Geismar, are at more than twice the risk for certain cancers as their neighbors on the west side, where there are fewer petrochemical facilities. The numbers are even more staggering downstream. . . “
” . . . We’ve been encouraging people (through Federal Flood Insurance, artificially-low interest rates and state/local greed) to move from the interior of the country to the coasts, raising the population density of sunny but stormy locales like the Carolinas and South Florida”
“Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a water emergency involving an east-central Louisiana water system after finding out that the system’s contracted operator is no longer running the system because it hasn’t been paid. The order involves the Clayton water system in Concordia Parish, which borders the Mississippi River in eastern central Louisiana. Health officials say without an operator, the water would become undrinkable in less than 24 hours.” . . . (more)
Scientists are watching a big part of Antarctica that has become unstable. If a large section breaks off the sea rise would come without warning. A 6 foot rise could hit Louisiana.
13:44 min mark he talks about Louisiana –
LINK – https://youtu.be/s-GzPF_ff3g
He is reading from this article – An Unforeseen Climate Beast Awakens! by Robert Hunziker
” . . . The Totten Glacier in East Antarctica is destabilizing. It alone carries enough ice melt (16 feet) to flood NYC and Tokyo, forget Miami, it’s already a goner. Totten is less than 10% of the mass of East Antarctica. Still, Totten brings more potential sea level rise than all of West Antarctica, where major destabilization of glaciers continues ongoing with gusto.
According to a recent telling article in Geophysical Research Letters: Yara Mohajerani, Isabella Velicogna, and Eric Rignot, “Mass Loss of Totten and Moscow University Glaciers, East Antarctica, Using Regionally Optimized GRACE Mascons,” https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL078173, July 25, 2018: Totten lost 18B tons of ice every single year from 2002-2016, a clear signal that risk of inordinate sea level rise is now officially “on the move.”“
charts from the pay-to-view science paper: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/action/downloadSupplement?doi=10.1029%2F2018GL078173&file=grl57517-sup-0001-supplementary.pdf
Would an event like that put so much water weight on the thin shelf that makes up the Gulf Coast as to break it off? Keep in mind from Louisiana to Texas the ground is full of holes from well digging.
It began with sinkholes. Two of them, gaping mouths to nowhere opening up as if to swallow the town of Wink, Texas. As they expanded, there were fears they might collide, morphing into one giant void and swallowing up the city. Now, an unprecedented study reveals Wink and its vast sinkholes are just a tiny part of a much bigger problem. . . .