“Sinkholes don’t just ‘appear’. They are caused by cave-ins. Something caused the cave-in. Now what do we know geographically about what’s under the Reservoir? (Dam) [Boone dam] G.E. built it’s reactors on a river bed, so before this reservoir was filled, we must backtrack to find the root cause. And check on any seismic activity under the dam. Also, is it releasing gases? Do they see ‘bubbles’? Bubbles would indicate gas leaking. We have bubbles in the swamps here, not good.
Case in point: Bayou Corne is nothing more than salt domes. When Texas Brine filled them with toxic chemicals, the salt/toxins ate away at the walls causing collapse. With that said, the sinkhole took years to grow and is releasing gases, oil, toxic mix chemicals..
The BP blowout was the direct cause of the Louisiana sinkhole. She’s mic activity is constant. Lake Pontchartrain is now involved. If the sinkhole blows it will be the equivalent of Hiroshima or probably worse. I live within the detonation zone of this thing and I watch it closely. I also fear that the gas leaks are causing respiratory issues here. I’m getting out in October.”
” . . . In recalling his experience, [Mike] Schaff said class counsel obviously quoted higher damage awards estimates to get class members to opt in to the lawsuit. In addition, Schaff said class counsel used intimidation tactics such as telling class members that if they objected to their settlement they were ultimately offered, Easterly might adjust their award by cutting it in half or “zeroing out” the award altogether.”
April 15 Situation Summary< some humor on p. 20 with red stripes showing ‘max’ sinkhole size :) Journos: suggest you download this report as the url hints they will remove and replace the doc as time goes by.
THIBODAUX – Sinkholes will be recognized as threats in the state’s updated hazard mitigation plan. The the state is working on a five-year update to its hazard mitigation plan, which must be in place to receive federal money after natural and man-made disasters. For the first time, the state will map salt domes and their surrounding 2-mile radius in each parish.
“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.”
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.