LEAN Posts Photos of Enviro Mess from Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida Aftermath, Photographs Show Compounded Environmental Hazards









Important message from LEAN on post Hurricane Laura pollution issues

“Aerial photographs from last week, taken by Julie Dermansky for LEAN, show widespread damage, tank failures and the presence of sheens covering waterbodies throughout the area. Flooding and extreme winds caused by Hurricane Laura create the potential for a variety of hazardous substances to be leaked, spilled, and/or washed into the surrounding environment. Residents working to rebuild and recover should be aware of this potential contamination and take appropriate precautions to protect their health and property. “

PHOTOS: Hurricane Laura Aftermath 9/2/20Aerial photographs of the Lake Charles and Cameron area following Hurricane


EPA – Hurricane Laura Management Report – August 29, 2020 #6 [PDF]




Court Order Pausing Bayou Bridge Pipeline Only Applies to Path Through Cypress Swamp

By Julie Dermansky

A federal judge’s recent order stopping construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline — though only in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin — has successfully prevented further sections of the National Heritage Area from being destroyed, for now.

On February 27, the same day U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick explained her previous week’s ruling to halt work on the pipeline, Dean Wilson, executive director of the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, surveyed the oil pipeline’s route in the basin. He was relieved to find cypress trees recently identified as “legacy trees” — those which were alive before 1803 — still standing.” . . . (more + photos)


Some Science Papers on Geology, Salt Domes etc.

Of interest –

How stable is the Mississippi Delta?  – 2006

BONUS! Fault map for south Louisiana on page 2 –



Subsurface Structure and Stratigraphy of Kent Bayou-Turtle Bayou-North Turtle Bayou Complex, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana – 1964 (pay frowny to view)

Geology of Salt Dome Oil Fields – 1924

International Science Times article on Bayou Corne

The Bayou Corne Sinkhole: A massive oil and gas disaster

Peripheral Faulting at Bayou Blue Salt Dome, Iberville Parish, Louisiana – 1957- (pay frowny to view)

The Bayou Bouillon Salt Dome, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana – 1925 – (pay frowny to view)

Differential Fault-Related Early Miocene Sedimentation, Bayou Hebert Area, Southwestern Louisiana – 1988 – (pay frowny to view)

Abnormal Formation Pressures : Implications to Exploration, Drilling, and Production of Oil and Gas Resources – 1975

Geothermal and Geopressure Patterns of Bayou Carlin-Lake Sand Area, South Louisiana: Implications – 1977 – (pay frowny to view)

USGS Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources for the Oligocene Frio and Anahuac Formations, Onshore Gulf of Mexico Basin, USA – 2009 –

Geology of Iberia Parish – 1931

Lots of articles on geothermal topic for Texas and Louisiana

Info about Black Bayou salt dome storage place in Cameron Parish


Thurs. News

Heli_ANI heli_button    Something woke up the dragons at 4 a.m. – LA12 chart

BP settles oil spill-related claims with Halliburton, Transocean

Gulf of BPkillspelicans Mexico dolphin deaths caused by BP – Real Coastal warriors

Ascension Parish filthy tap water report – Residents in Ascension’s Bayou Estates singing the brown water blues

Julie Dermansky (May 7) – How America’s biggest swamp could become fracking wasteland

Environmental groups, locals worry Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin might be destroyed by a proposed industrial facility

Yellowston Updated

Friday – Guatemala Volcano. Sat. – Mexico Quake Duplicates Thursday Slosh at Lake FUBAR


The Watchers – Guatemalan Santa Maria erupts, volcanic ash up to 7.6 km

Nevada – Study: 300 Earthquakes In Parker County Since December

“The progress report from the SMU North Texas Earthquake Study said the relation of the quakes to two nearby waste-water injection wells remains a major question. Preliminary locations for the earthquakes show them occurring within one to two kilometers of the well sites.”

Julie Dermansky – Louisiana Residents Still Evacuated Nearly Two Years After Salt Mine Collapse Caused Sinkhole

What’s down in the butane cavern while all this is going on? 
Let’s look . . .        – – –   The latest update is for May 4th



A new, big Mexico quake  causes a big slosh effect at Lake FUBAR as shown on LA10-03. And that’s from a quake on the Pacific side of Mexico. The volcano Friday is near an east-to-west fault that runs across to Puerto Rico. MAP.

M6.0 –  Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico

SEE ALSO – the FC blog (Baja-to-Arctic Circle quake line on Friday).

And – What’s Going On With These Huge Earthquakes?

Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . .
This Baton Rouge weather report makes us wonder what a lot of rain runoff will do to Lake FUBAR.
Wet weather situation lingers until Saturday morning
and . . . (ikk!) Sewage backing up into Baton Rouge homes


LA12 grumbling still hasn’t stopped. Mostly all quiet on the other helicorders Sunday morning.

A Strum at LA18, Then a Big Twang in the Night & Sun. & Mon. News

A strum on some of the helicorders at 4:40 a.m..  It showed best at LA18. Also on LA12 and LA19 but it didn’t register on the others.  12 & 19 are near the butane caverns.



At 10 P.M. something big happened at Lake FUBAR.

It looked like this (LA18)    LA12tenPM

– but didn’t show on all the helicorders (so it wasn’t caused by a far away earthquake). LA10-03 (bottom borehole) showed activity at 10 p.m.

How things went Saturday at the Water Festival:

LINK –  http://youtu.be/Vr8jnWUBIGY

Bayou Corne Residents Speak at the Water Festival:

LINK –  http://youtu.be/igiw_3c-li0


Conservation Dept. is keeping the work status at Code 1 says the parish blogTra-La-La ♫ ♪ ♬

They are piling up extra clay for the new new south berm … or is it for a planned new new south berm?

REMINDER – Big Meeting Tomorrow (Tues.)

A community briefing:
When:  Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Assumption Parish Community Center, 4910 Hwy 308, Napoleonville


2.6 quake at Lowellville, Ohio
2.6 quake at Lowellville, Ohio near the one above
2.8 quake at Lowellville, Ohio near those

fireradiation  These are near Beaver Valley nuke plant

LINK –  http://youtu.be/L1mcHW1Ztxs