Why would a Company Not Care about Worker or Public Safety?

This goes ditto for Texas Brine!

Mining Awareness +

BP management overlooked warning signs of catastrophic accident US CSB gov
Anatomy of a Disaster, CSB gov http://youtu.be/XuJtdQOU_Z4?
OSHA worker injuries
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 Jobhttp://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…

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Rummaging in BP’s Dirty Attic

From 2010

LINK – http://youtu.be/QjPnWnkr7kA

July 31, 2010: ROV Captures Violent Sea Bed Oil Eruption

LINK –  http://youtu.be/7dhmbmTGMe4
In German –

LINK –  http://youtu.be/v0SL83gTMKw    < has interesting Salt Dome graphics 3 min. in and at 6:52 min. mark it shows the fissure on the sea floor (!) – The Salt Dome graphics may be from this article: BK LimWhy is BP’s Macondo blowout so disastrous & Beyond Patch-up.

LINK – http://youtu.be/7F0zN6JFZSw
It references this 2009 document : Initial Exploration Plan Mississippi Canyon Block 252

LINK – http://youtu.be/2c3N_E1kono <  Wish it had English subtitles, but you get the idea …

Let’s rummage some more … we’re finding good junk!

BP’s Macondo Disaster – A Completely Manmade Catastrophe That Never Stops Revealing Deeper Truths About Undersea Drilling

From Rense – Oil Volcano Pressure Too Strong For Containment by Dr. James P. Wickstrom

On Russian Sub in Gulf of Mexico Story + News

This may not be related to the BP spill or Bayou Corne … but maybe it is-

Russian Nuclear Subs lurking on the Gulf Coast? Houston Skywatch captures exclusive video of military plane searching

This could be absolutely explosive information.  I have resided in this area since 1994 and have never witnessed such a very specific aircraft flyover in order to patrol the coast, and possibly even drop ordiance, even for training.  This video was filmed ‘near’ an Air Force Base but it’s not a very active base.  .  . (story has video)

In the news recently there are some items about Russia extending its war games field. It could be a reaction to US/NATO threatening Russia with actions in Poland. So it isn’t startling that Russian vessels are in the Gulf.

. . . . but maybe they are examining the Gulf for methane, oil leak impact or other thing related to Louisiana.

OTHER NEWS

The NRC is pulling a fast one that will affect the Gulf coast states. Nuke plant danger looms and liability can get dumped on taxpayers if this flim-flam goes through. Mining Awareness has the story – Nuclear Reactor Licenses: US NRC can’t figure out to whom they are being transferred- Urgent Comment Deadline  This article has docs from Louisiana Power LLC. And he says it is urgent because the public comment on it is only open til Jan. 2.

You can spread the story around with this small url: http://tinyurl.com/k9ln24n

Also of general interest, from Zero Hedge The Rigging Triangle Exposed: The JPMorgan-British Petroleum-Bank Of England Cartel Full Frontal

The price of shrinking the Gulf of Mexico dead zone

Sunday – Anything Can Happen Day!

Heli_ANI
We give up. We don’t have any idea what this wacky graph means (from LA12 today).

AND . . .  Monday there was a lot of fluid movement at 3 p.m..

In case it matters – there’s a ton of pretty big quakes lately down in Ecuador.

Energy Department: U.S. must act now on methane emissions

WASHINGTON — The United States can’t afford to wait until it understands the amount of methane escaping from oil and gas wells, pipelines and infrastructure before plugging those leaks, officials said Monday.

“We know enough to act,” said Judi Greenwald, a deputy director for climate, environment and efficiency at the Energy Department, . . .

. . . . Under a 2012 EPA rule, companies also have until until Jan. 1, 2015 to begin using so-called “green completion” equipment that can pare volatile organic compounds and methane emissions when natural gas wells are hydraulically fractured. The EPA could seek to expand that requirement to oil wells and could impose new requirements for compressors, pneumatic valves and other equipment.

Supreme Court denies Louisiana lawsuits against BP

Code 2 at Lake FUBAR + NEWS

11:20 a.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Sinkhole Activity Code 2 – indicating work is not allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates increase in levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3.”

Oxy 3 would be this almost half million BARRELS of butane at Oxy 3

Crosstex713

(no  Crosstex “updates” in 10 days)

They  must be in reference to this grumbling at LA10-01. And pretty big at LA18.  And it all got way worse after 1 p.m.

UPDATE: After midnight many helicorders konked out for 3 hours. LA11 shows it.

Extinction Protocol – Earthquakes are rising in Oklahoma: 2,300 tremors reported since January

Real Coastal Warriors – FSU Law Professor Dan Markel, who wrote numerous articles including this one in the NY Times, stressing that BP should NOT be able to deduct punitive damages awards was found dead, shot in the head as police are looking for clues. . . .

Kean Miller targeted by lawsuit alleging divided loyalties in sinkhole litigation

Vulcan Materials, a longtime client of Baton Rouge-based Kean Miller, is suing its former law firm in Baton Rouge district court. Vulcan alleges Kean Miller breached its duties to Vulcan while working for Texas Brine, the firm blamed for the Bayou Corne sinkhole. Vulcan says Kean Miller failed to advise Vulcan of the sinkhole’s emergence or the fact that Vulcan was being accused by Texas Brine of contributing to the cause of it. . .

WAFB – Work on Bayou Corne sinkhole gets delayed again

WED. & THURS. NEWS

WEDNESDAY

SF ChronicleAnswers on link between injection wells and quakes

[internet problem seems fixed for now 🙂 ]

THURSDAY

Helicorders grmubling at 5 a.m. – It isn’t workers. July 10 story (we missed) from WAFB – has video. Oh, but they went back to Code 1. Still work doesn’t usually start til about 7 or 8 a.m. at Lake FUBAR.

UPDATE: At 6:49 a.m. CST there was a giant 6.0 quake up in Alaska. It may affect helicorders. At 7:12 LA14 had major fluid movement but not all the helicorders showing that. LA12 had the same starting a few minutes earlier. But LA12 was already grumpy before the Alaska quake.

Real Coastal WarriorsFlesh-eating bacteria in the Gulf, more. BP screwed up all the lifeforms in the Gulf.

The DNR hasn’t put out a subsidence report since January(!). Did they not bother to do one or are they just keeping it secret? And the last bubble site map was from May. It shows lots of sites north of LA70. What’s a “seismic shothole”??

France weighs in on Bayou Corne disasterEnglish translation, original: Quelque chose d’énorme qu’ils ne veulent pas que vous voyez : Update sur le Sinkhole de la Louisiane

Unexplained: Temporary, Ark. helicorders are doing skiing moguls. What the heck??

 

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