FUBAR’s Last Stand Thursday

Looks like all the chips have cashed in at Lake FUBAR –

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Julie Dermansky Photos of ruined Bayou Corne:  Ghost Town Left in the Wake of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole in Louisiana

We have to ask: Why aren’t they using infrared mapping at Lake FUBAR to show what is going on with the cap rock and collapsing caverns?  News item: Researchers discover second lost city of Monkey God in Jungle of Honduras

Scientists from the US, the UK, and Honduras using infrared mapping believe they might have discovered a second fabled lost city in the Jungles of Honduras where Monkeys were worshiped as gods.

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Meanwhile – on the Minden ammo dump beatMother Jones magazine picked up the story  smile2

LiveAmmo  The Town From “True Blood” Is Filled With Toxic Explosives the EPA Fears Will Blow Up

            Shreveport TimesM6 committee prepares to narrow disposal alternatives

Lt. General Russel Honoré Keynote 2015 Tulane Environmental Law Summit

LINK –  http://youtu.be/taXaWOcpfZI

Global ResearchShock: Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades

“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.”

Texas Brine Tries a Flim-Flam + Thursday Action on Camp Minden

WBRZ – Texas Brine wants to stop frowny2 paying
Bayou Corne residents
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WBRZ – Emergency officials dispute sinkhole safety claim

BAYOU CORNE – Emergency responders say the Bayou Corne sinkhole poses a threat to residents despite claims by the company said to be responsible for the 2012 disaster.
Texas Brine, the Houston based company, appealed to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources at a Jan. 28 hearing to stop issuing checks to residents coocoo  still living in the evacuation area.
. . . . A spokesperson for Texas Brine claimed the company presented expert testimony at the DNR hearing, arguing the surface area of the sinkhole has been stable for nearly a year.

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fluidAt 4:30 a.m. there was big fluid movement at Lake FUBAR that went on for 15 min. – shown on the LA12 monitor.

FRIDAY – worse deterioration of the cavern. heli_button

Washington TimesAnalysis: La. environmental lobby gains prominent ally

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Environmentalists have always had a tough slog in Louisiana, where the oil and gas industry provides tens of thousands of jobs and chemical plants dot the landscape along the Mississippi River.

But the cause has picked up a high-profile sponsor in the last few years, retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, the military leader who won acclaim for restoring calm and order to New Orleans in the chaos after Hurricane Katrina nearly 10 years ago.

Minden update (where the ammo dump issue is a worry) –

M6 committee conference calls open to public
== conference call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday ==
See more on earlier post here – Plan to BURN 15 million lbs. of M6 propellant at Camp Minden

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.

Wed. & Thurs. News

WEDNESDAY

New Orleans Times-PicayuneBayou Corne sinkhole: Texas Brine seeks permit to discharge wastewater at site, residents speak out < that paper has huge readership!

” . . . Greg Miller, a geologist hired by Cotten’s firm as a consultant, said the permit application “totally ignores” that discharging wastewater into the sinkhole could contaminate a usable groundwater source that exists between the water’s surface and the Mississippi River Alluvial Aquifer. . .  “

The Bugle also says this: “a HUGE thank you to the GreenARMY for their representation and support in opposition to this illegal request. A big shout out to those who made the very long drive here from all parts of the state to be in Napoleonville to support us… Nara Crawley, Glo Conlin, Cheryl Perret, Darryl Malek-Wiley and Wilma Subra were not only being there for support, but stepped up to the podium to verbalize their opposition to this travesty.”

Iceland news is really scary – Sinking Iceland volcano raises flood worries

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We will watch the weather next week as some big storms west of Florida may come across to the Gulf coast. There will be live updates on the right sidebar in the NOAA’s RSS feed.

STANDBY – Parish Blog has a scary update … (see above ).

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High Water Friday: Flash Flood Watch + Thurs. [GOOD] News

FRIDAY

Parish blog11:00 a.m. NO WAKE ZONE NOTICE, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

The Police Jury President has declared an Emergency Declaration for ‘No Wake’ Zones due to the high waters for the following areas:

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WBRZ – Assumption Parish declares “No Wake” zones

UPDATE ON THE WEATHER

Flash Flood Warning til Friday night for Assumption Parish

WAFBFlash flood watch ends for some areas, but remains in effect for others < includes Assumption Parish

THURSDAY

GOOD NEWS! From Baton Rouge –

SB585  Passed the House  – yeas 93, nays 0. Finally passed, ordered to the Senate
SB585   by Senator Fred H. Mills, Jr. About Lake Peigneur
MINERALS:  Requires public notice for certain solution-mined cavern permits in Vermilion and Iberia parishes.

Save Lake Peigneur (who fought hard for this outcome) says,  The terrible tragedy at Bayou Corne enlightened many legislators. We thank the citizens of Bayou Corne for organizing Senator Rick Ward’s bill SB209 which does not help their situation but helps any future disasters involving salt dome cavern storage. SB 209 passed unanimously today..

The Green Army has a special message to contact your reps TODAY about “NO” to SB469. Contact info.

Jefferson Island – ‘Time-out’ called on gas storage permit

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Heavy rain impacts Lake FUBARParish blog:  As a result of the recent, heavy rainfall, the abandoned section of the original south berm was overtopped today.  The new south berm was not breached or overtopped at any point.  (more)

3 large Caribbean quakes in 24 hours – after a week of worldwide seismic upheaval including the Mid Atlantic Ridge.

From RSOE – Two 5.8s and 5.3 aftershock.

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The Watchers – Hundreds of thousands of dead fish washed ashore near Kemah, Galvestone Bay, Texas