Dear DNR,

Fix those helicorders! They are ALL turned OFF since Nov. 4 and most are broken!

How can authorities guarantee the safety of Louisiana water, Bayou Corne neighbors and the national gas supply if you have NO monitors at this dangerous caved-in salt cavern next to huge butane storage tanks?

REMAINING BAYOU CORNE HELICORDERS
ALL BROKEN, OFFLINE

LOCATION

LAST WORKED ON DISPLAY

LA 14

NOV. 4 Shows seismic activity

LA 18

NOV. 4 BROKEN – shows flatline

LA 19

NOV. 4 BROKEN – DRUNK

LA 17-01

NOV. 4 BROKEN – all fuzz

LA 17-02

NOV. 4 Shows seismic activity

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Thurs. News + Big Alaska Quake + Victory for Save Lake Peigneur

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Crazy amounts of seismic activity and fluid movement continue at Lake FUBAR. Officials still mum.

Here is LA12 this morning:

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The USGS is hiding the big Argentina quake yesterday. Now there is a big 6.2 quake up in Alaska. It is today, but the time in UTC seems all wrong. It is not yet 5 p.m. CST.

Sinkholes Open, Swallow Fortunes in Costly Game of Subterranean Roulette

NOLA Defender Russel Honoré Goes One on One With Al Gore < has video, Bayou Corne mentioned at 7 min. mark

LINK –  http://youtu.be/3YZAagP0PAE

Wed. – Save Lake Peigneur wins its lawsuit  smile2  smile2  smile2

NEW IBERIA – Judge Keith Comeaux of the 16th Judicial District Court based in New Iberia reversed the decision of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) to issue a Coastal Use Permit to Jefferson Island Storage & Hub for its proposal to construct and operate two natural gas storage caverns in the Jefferson Island Salt Dome under Lake Peigneur.
The court agreed with the plaintiffs that the LDNR should not have issued the permit without first finding out that the project would not unreasonably endanger public safety and that the location had foundation conditions sufficiently stable to support the use.

About Lake Peigneur

Further, the court ruled that the LDNR decision violated its Constitutional duty as public trustee of the environment under Article IX, section 1 of the Louisiana Constitution because it did not do an environmental impact analysis of the potential impacts of the project. . . .

Lake Peigneur Residents Need Your Help Next FRIDAY

Please come to the Iberia Parish Courthouse, 2nd floor,
Friday  July 12th
at 10:00am. 
Iberia 16th Judicial District Court
at    300 Iberia Street, New Iberia LA

We desperately need your help and presence – Friday, July 12.
Citizen Group Sues to Hold LDNR Accountable

Plaintiffs including the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) and Save Lake Peigneur, Inc. filed a lawsuit in the 16th Judicial District Court of Louisiana against the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR), alleging that the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management, violated the Louisiana Constitution and its own Guidelines by issuing a Coastal Use Permit (CUP) to Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, LLC (JISH), for a project to create two new natural gas storage caverns in the Jefferson Island salt dome underneath Lake Peigneur.

Next Friday, July 12 at 10AM our first hearing pertaining to the lawsuit will be held.

We ask for your help.
The DNR and AGL Resources are attempting to have the case dismissed.
Families from Grand Bayou evacuated in 2003. Last August 150 families evacuated and remain displaced from Bayou Corne. Their aquifer is contaminated, their land is contaminated. A letter written to DNR Commissioner Jim Welch by a professional in the petroleum industry is illuminating. I urge you to read it at  https://lasinkhole.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/tony-gentile/
There is a population of approximately 4000 in a one-mile radius of Lake Peigneur. The Chicot Aquifer supplies 15 parishes.

You can make a difference!

I understand how difficult it is to find the time to attend or participate, but so does the opposition. They have the advantage and when it is too late, nothing can be done.
We need this case to move forward. Those that live in the parishes that will be affected by this project we ask for your presence showing our support for justice. This case needs to be heard.
The United States is a democracy. As citizens we seek to believe in our justice system.
Please help us if only by being there for 15 minutes.
Iberia Parish Courthouse, 2nd floor 10AM. Please leave cell phones in car. You will not be allowed in the courtroom if you have a cellphone.
“We need you!!!  Pleas let me know if you can be there. Thank you!”
 – Nara & Board of Directors Save Lake Peigneur

Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré at the Bayou Corne meeting in Pierre Part July 3rd is ready to help.

https://lasinkhole.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/report-back/#comments

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources still   issuing permits for Bayou Corne salt dome caverns!

About Lake Peigneur

Lake Peigneur is BUBBLING and DNR is DITHERING !!

KATC – (Feb.) State Officials Investigate Bubbling Lake Peigneur

Join LEAN‘s e-mail list.

We added a button on the sidebar() to link to the prior articles on this preventable disaster looming at Lake Peigneur. Even though it isn’t in Assumption Parish it is very related to the events reported here.

Info on Save Lake Peigneur campaign and the fight to keep the water safe

short link –  http://wp.me/p2GNDM-2Te

Dangerous Air Pollution at Bayou Corne < do not inhale!

From Freedomrox

I implore all to notice at the bottom of this report, the VERY HIGH AMOUNTS of VOC’s and H2S, then compare to LDEQ’s reports.

You are not out of harm’s way. You are breathing highly carcinogenic fumes, and the Govt. of Louisiana is not reporting any of this to you, the people forced to live nearby. Stop drinking Teleca’s Kool Aid. Things are not OKAY! Get Organized, PROTEST! and use the information provided to PROSECUTE TEXAS BRINE, LDNR, LDEQ, Conservation, and JINDAL, for Malfeasance,  Abuse of OfficeWhere is your local District Attorney, and why is he not pressing charges and arresting these people?

poison     poison   poison   ALSO – Freedomrox says –

Comments from the BRC’s regarding G-01 core sampling and analysis and geophone array were received on 5/20/13 and responses are being developed. On 5/21/2013 began to set and grout the 16’’ casing; will begin drill out of cement plug on 5/24/2013.
http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OC/BC_All_Updates/TEXAS_BRINE/2013-5-24TBCDaily.pdf

LOOK at the ATTACHMENTS, and it all becomes clear. All sites being tested, yet none ever released to the residents or the Public, as required by Directive or State Law.
http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OC/BC_All_Updates/TEXAS_BRINE/DNR05242013.pdf

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Save The Water Articles on Lake Peigneur and Bayou Corne

Water crisis news – USA – New Orleans – Lake Peigneur – Citizen group sues to hold LDNR accountable – Video – Sheriff Ackal says Lake Peigneur could be worse than Assumption sinkhole.
http://savethewater.org/2013/04/water-crisis-news-usa-new-orleans-lake-peigneur-citizen-group-sues-to-hold-ldnr-accountable-sheriff-ackal-says-lake-peigneur-could-be-worse-than-assumption-sinkhole/

Water Crisis – Largest man-made vortex – Lake Peigneur update – Special report – history – facts – video – Lake Peigneur gets snubbed by Senate – Acadiana residents fear potential sinkhole ‘disaster’. About Lake Peigneur
http://savethewater.org/2013/05/lake-peigneur-update-special-water-education-report-largest-man-made-vortex-history-facts-videos-lake-peigneur-gets-snubbed-by-senate-acadiana-residents-fear-potential-sinkhole/

USA water crisis: Louisiana – Bayou Corne – Grand Bayou sinkhole begins – can it end – will Lake Peigneur repeat history? – Special water education edition part 1 of 3 – timeline – history – videos.
http://savethewater.org/2013/05/usa-water-crisis-louisiana-bayou-corne-grand-bayou-sinkhole-begins-can-it-end-will-lake-pigneur-repeat-history-special-water-education-edition-part-1-of-3-timeline-history-videos/

USA: Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou sinkhole history

http://savethewater.org/2013/05/usa-water-crisis-bayou-corne-and-grand-bayou-sinkhole-special-water-education-edition-part-2-of-3-history-and-video-timeline-june-28-2012-may-16-2013-facts-about-grand-bayou-sink-hole/

Related, with great pictures  [from 2005] –  Lake Peigneur: The Swirling Vortex of Doom, New Iberia, Louisiana

NOTE:  Save the Water is added to the sidebar in ‘Other’ topic.

Danger at Lake FUBAR due to FUBAR ‘minders’ . . . Who’s Minding the Store?

A respected contributor here writes:

No one is minding the store and things are falling apart!

There is a serious breakdown in management, safety, and proper maintenance at the sinkhole, and it would not surprise me at all if just one thing breaks down…that the whole shebang will grind to a halt.

The ‘Officals’ are not doing their jobs and safety is not a concern.

When workers have to find out about a ‘Code 3′ slough in on the internet, and that it did not all occur this morning but started last night, then serious problems exist when it comes to worker safety.

AND –

Vent Wells are shut in and flares are turned off. This just as Thunderstorms roll through, and a 7.2 earthquake again sets the earth and the sinkhole ringing like a bell.

Someone needs to take control of maintenance, and safety down there now!

Where the devil is OEP? Who is enforcing the Code 3 shutdowns? Shouldn’t that be John B? Think you could do a little bit more than just film the trees falling in, and do your job? Just because the level is now down to a Code 2 does not excuse your actions yesterday morning. Shame on you!
There is no over-sight, and safety is being sacrificed because the whole shebang is being run by the very criminal that perpetrated the crime. Texas Brine, LDNR, and Occidental Chemical Corporation!