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

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(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

Update from Conservation

South berm sagging, eh?

Assumption Parish Police Jury

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Monday, March 3 work-
Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates continued low levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3.

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation
– Conducting ventilation system inspections

ORW/CPT Wells
– Continuing ORW 21 pump test (north of Sauce Piquante, west of Crawfish Stew) and surveying settlement rods at site
– Conducting pump test on ORW 26 (northwest of containment berm, near La 70) in preparation for de-watering
– Doing workover on ORW 37 (near Sportsman’s Landing)
– Installing transducer on ORW 39 (north of containment berm)

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole
– Conducting survey of north containment berm and original south containment berm
– Filling in low areas of new south containment berm

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Bubble Update From Conservation

Unrelated fer sure (sarc) ….

Hey, look! Acadian Gas is on the job! Last update from them:

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This Advocate article makes it sound like Acadian Gas had nothing at all to do with the bubbling discovery. They put out an “update” for Feb. 24 tonight. No mention of bubbles.

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At about 4:20 p.m. Wed. all of the helicorders went out for about a half hour. What happened? LA18 shows it well.

DNR  put out an inspection reportCrosstex has a 2 day old “update” . . .

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Assumption Parish Police Jury

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

SPECIAL NOTE – NEW BUBBLE SITE
Following confirmation of the new bubble site on Grand Bayou, north of its crossing of La. 70, Assumption Parish Incident Command and the coordinated state agencies have made initial investigations and begun taking action to ascertain the source, including determination of whether scientific evidence supports the likely assumption that it is linked to the gas released by the failure of Texas Brine’s Oxy Geismar 3 cavern, and to ensure public safety.

The bubbling is occurring directly above the area where Acadian Gas recently drilled a horizontal boring under the Bayou as part of its effort to re-route a pipeline to replace pipeline capacity lost when the sinkhole formed. Acadian has already tested its two existing pipelines in service at the same crossing, and found no indication of leaks.
The Office of Conservation and its contracted agent CB&I have taken…

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Code 1 given by Conservation

Back to CODE 1 . . . all’s well, pay no attention to that helicorder behind the curtain!

UPDATE – Tuesday

 

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We ask – are workers using these gas masks like in this 2012 photo?

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Assumption Parish Police Jury

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Monday, Jan. 6 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates significant decrease in levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3 over past few days.

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

– Conducting ventilation system inspections

ORW/CPT Wells

– De-pressurizing ORW 54 (north of La 70, west of Texas Brine facility) to change out wellhead

– Monitoring bubble site 56 (Bayou Corne, north of La 70)

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Conducting maintenance on Maurice Road and vicinity

– Mobilizing equipment for clearing of south containment berm re-route

– Surveying containment berm settlement plates

– Re-installing survey rods on south containment berm following south berm repair

– Installing survey rods on north containment berm

– Surveying rods on north and south containment berms

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New Slough In – Says Conservation

They are dropping the ‘micro-quake’ mantra.

“slough-in of trees observed on western side of sinkhole “ (!!!)

Assumption Parish Police Jury

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Friday, Jan. 3 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 3 – indicating no work is allowed directly on sinkhole or within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates ongoing increased levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3 – slough-in of trees observed on western side of sinkhole (east of original western containment berm route)  – state and parish will continue to closely observe seismic activity to advise of any sudden changes.

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

– Conducting ventilation system inspections

ORW/CPT Wells

– De-pressurizing ORW 54 (north of La 70, west of Texas Brine facility) to change out wellhead

– Monitoring bubble site 56 (Bayou Corne, north of La 70)

– Conducting pressure/depth logging of Oxy 3A (working from Oxy 9 well pad)

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Surveying centerline of south containment re-route

– Placing gravel in rutted areas of north containment berm

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Texas Brine Bulldozer at Work All Night?

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That must all be showing up because a bulldozer is driving back and forth over the helicorders all night long! nightshift

It can’t be self-generating tremors under Lake FUBAR because Dept. of Conservation says it’s so stable and they only have teeny-tiny MICRO quakes there. Not these whoppers.

This is just as scary as a Steven King novel – Jumping Jack Flash’s pictorial December summary of crazy (methan H2S induced) events.

AND –

There was a CRAZY SPIKE on the charts at 6:08 A.M.. It was on LA10-03, 12 (real big), 18 and 17-02.

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NEWS

Bizarre Earthquake Lights Tied to Rifts in Earth

The AdvocateTexas Brine to build new barrier at sinkhole

[snip] . . . “It sank a foot in a week,” said John Boudreaux, director of the parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
The latest drop left the levee of sand, clay, limestone and protective liner about 4.5 feet lower than its designed height of 6 feet above the surface, he said.
Boudreaux said the sunken section of levee likely would have gone underwater by Friday or Saturday without the interim repairs. . . .

Before It’s News – La. Quakes Make Sinkhole Rapidly Gulp Levee, New Action Started

Louisiana Sinkhole Quake Activity Uptick & South Berm Crippled!

The Watchers – Southern berm of Louisiana sinkhole sagging

Natural gas boom spurs methanol rush < they will probably just hook a pipe up to Lake FUBAR 😉

HOUSTON — The natural gas boom has turned the United States into a magnet for production of methanol, with nine major plants expected to be built, expanded or restarted in the country in the coming years. . .

Seismic chart readers: The U. of Memphis redid their CERI homepage and it is easier to use and easier to find monitor locations. CERI is on the sidebar   under ‘Seismic Monitoring’.

Update from Conservation

CODE 1 continues (!)

HEY, CONSERVATION –

WAKE UP!

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Assumption Parish Police Jury

Monday, Dec. 16 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1+ – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and containment berm, however, seismic monitoring indicates levels of sub-surface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3 have been trending upward over the past two days.

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

– Conducting ventilation system inspections

ORW/CPT Wells

– Removing water from ORWs 6, 16, 19 (south of La. 70, west of containment berm), 26 and 32 (north of La 70, west of Texas Brine facility)

– De-pressurizing ORW 54 (north of La 70, west of Texas Brine facility) to change out wellhead

– Installing pump on ORW 30 (north of containment berm) to remove water

– Pumping ORW 39 (north of containment berm) to re-establish gas flow

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Surveying containment berm settlement plates

– Surveying south containment berm

– Preparing for hydraulic head tests of aquifer monitoring wells 

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