Anatomy of a Disaster, CSB gov http://youtu.be/XuJtdQOU_Z4?
“Work injuries and illnesses exact a tremendous toll on society. Despite the decades-old legal requirement that employers provide workplaces free of serious hazards, every year, more than three million workers are seriously injured, and thousands more are killed on the job. The financial and social impacts of these injuries and illnesses are huge, with workers and their families and taxpayer-supported programs paying most of the costs.” New OSHA Report: “Adding Inequality to Injury: The Costs of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job” http://www.dol.gov/osha/report/20150304-inequality.pdf
USW News Release:
“MAR 02, 2015 USW Cites Op-Ed on Oil Refinery Safety by Former Texas Judge Who Handled BP Texas City Explosion Litigation
Column Alleges Oil Companies Value Profits over Worker Safety
GALVESTON, Texas (March 2, 2015) — The United Steelworkers (USW) union today said a newspaper column by former Texas District Judge…
“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.”
“. . . . Alleged fracking links to the contamination of the public water supply and critical aquifers, as well as ties to earthquake upticks near drilling locations that are otherwise not prone to seismic activity have created uproar in the years since the 2005“Cheney loophole,” which allowed the industry to circumvent the Safe Drinking Water Act by exempting fracking fluids, thus fast tracking shale fracking as a source of cheap natural gas.”
“Under G1-class storm conditions, weak power grid fluctuations can occur, minor impact on satellite operations are possible, aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine. “
See next post for link to map of Lake FUBAR and helicorder link. Everything still on active mode there.
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 atZero Hedge says they wonder what will happen to Boone Dam when all this snow melt comes down the river.
“TVA drew Boone down tobelow winter pool levelsto 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)
This 2012 DNR document shows Shaw Group (new name now) did a simulation study on migration of chloride from the Bayou Corne sinkhole into Mississippi River Alluvial Aquifer and it showed the aquifer getting contaminated.
This 2012DNR map of the area shows how much toxic crud is at risk of getting into the water should there be a big explosion or catastrophe at Lake FUBAR. See east of Lake FUBAR on the map. You can take this 2012 DNR status report and mark it all up with a red pencil.