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The Advocate Assumption jurors say no to sinkhole discharge into Grand Bayou, citing environmental concerns, but state officials worried about catastrophic levee failure

“. . . . Tom Killeen, DEQ Inspection Division administrator, described the implications of a catastrophic levee failure: As much as 150 million gallons of sinkhole water — possibly mixed with saltier water from the sinkhole’s depths — would rush into the swamp if a breach allowed up to 3 feet of water to flow out.

The primary bowl of the sinkhole is about 31 acres, but the series of containment levees cut through the swamps south of La. 70 contain a total of 117 acres, Texas Brine has said. . .  “

story + map –  http://theadvocate.com/news/13402558-123/assumption-jurors-say-no-to

 “In the June 3 letter to DEQ, Martin, the Texas Brine vice president, raised reusing sinkhole water for salt dome mining but wrote then the company was talking with an unnamed customer about the water’s suitability.”

“Police Jury President Martin “Marty” Triche told Killeen jurors favored Texas Brine finding another method of disposing of the water, such as through a pipeline to injection wells, instead of discharging into the bayous with monitoring but no treatment.”

The more recent sinkhole photos from On Wings of Care show the area much better than graphics used by many media outlets.

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Lots of fluid movement at 6 a.m. at LA-12.

Heads up, residents who were in court over Texas Brine –
The Advocate[East Baton Rouge]Fired Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper issued misdemeanor summons

“The investigators discovered three email accounts belonging to attorneys for the Parish Attorney’s Office that were illegally accessed more than 40 times, he said. Detectives determined the illegal access originated from a home IP address belonging to Roper.

Investigators also uncovered evidence indicating use of Roper’s personal computer to illegally access the Parish Attorney’s Office email system through a proxy service designed to mask the user’s actions and location, Manale said.”

http://theadvocate.com/news/13404314-123/former-east-baton-rouge-parish

She can probably get a job with Hillary Clinton!  smile2

Big solar storm today – The Watchers

Enemy of Standard Oil and still vilified, Huey Long died 80 years ago.

“Under the principle of the separation of church and state it is not legal to provide funding to Catholic schools. Louisiana had in Huey Long’s and still has many Catholic schools where Catholic parents preferred to send their children. Huey long came up with the simple but brilliant ploy of providing textbooks to children rather than to their schools. This enable the state government to subsidize both public and parochial education. Many people, even political opponents of Long supported this program.

Long however wanted to impose the cost of the textbook program upon the petroleum companies like Standard Oil. This measure was not supported by many in the state legislature.”

http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/hlong.htm

They were never investigated for ordering his assassination but they had the means, the motive and the opportunity to do the deed.  Today reports on (enemy of oil companies) Hugo Chavez with the same spirit as the dictator description given to (enemy of oil companies) Long.

Mining Awareness blog has more on populist enemy-of-Standard-Oil, Huey Long.

The Advocate – [Baton Rouge area] Monitoring saltwater intrusion is costly, but Ground Water Commission now must decide who will pay
Money needed to drill scavenger wells for saltwater information

MEXICO – quakes and volcanoes going off. See COMMENTS for details.

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Weekend News + Another Russian “Crater”

SATURDAY
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There was almost a half hour of fluid movement at Lake FUBAR at 4 a.m. Saturday morning. LA18 shows it. There was 3.8 quake in OK but it was at 3:39 a.m.. It is unlikely (???) that it took 21 minutes to reach Lake FUBAR. It did the same thing just before 8 a.m.. Slosh, slosh!

Jec points out it may be from this Mexican volcano that is active.
Scroll down for the map of the monitor locations and all the chaos there this week.

Up in New York sate – they have a problem –
Upstate New Yorkers fear gas caves could blow wine, tourism industries

In Watkins Glenn — an idyllic part of upstate New York best known for its Finger Lakes, fall foliage and wine — activists worry it could soon be known for something less appealing: industrial disaster.

Protesters in the area are engaging in civil disobedience to stop the expansion of a gas storage facility that stores fracked gas from Pennsylvania in old mined-out salt caves, claiming it presents a safety risk to local residents, an environmental danger to the Finger Lakes region and an economic threat to the area’s wine and tourism industries.

. . . . Activists say pressurizing the old salt caverns could cause salt and gas to seep into the lake and pollute the ground . . .

Weird news – Another Giant Sinkhole Opens Up in Russia < has photo

” . .  .  this hole is the result of a collapsing potash mine which left a chasm right in the middle of an abandoned mining town.”
earlier report on a Russia crater from July.

Nov. 14 item we missed – WBRZ – State plans precautionary detour near sinkhole

BAYOU CORNE – State leaders have a $10 million plan in place in case the Bayou Corne sinkhole expands near Louisiana Highway 70.

The sinkhole is about 1,000 feet from the highway right now. The majority of Bayou Corne residents parted ways after the sinkhole swallowed up 37 acres of land. The few residents who still call the area home want to protect what’s left.

SUNDAY

Something pretty bad happened at Lake FUBAR around 2:30 a.m. and has kept going.
LA12:

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Louisiana VoiceDu Pont files motion to block testimony about chemical leak violations in Ascension case 4 days after Texas plant deaths

“Attorneys for the E.I Du Pont have filed a motion in limine which seeks to block plaintiffs in the pending litigation against the Ascension Parish plant from citing reports of prior leaks and regulatory proceedings against DuPont “not related to the gas leaks” at the Burnside facility.

DuPont’s motion is particularly timely in that it was filed only four days after the deaths of four DuPont workers following a toxic gas release at a Du Pont plant in La Porte, Texas.”


Yellowston Updated

USGS Hiding New Madrid Fault Zone Quakes This Week + Gulf of Mexico Activity

and South of Gulf of Mexico has a Lot of Activity

We looked at the map on ANF today and see the 2.4 quake in eastern Illinois and some others not on the USGS map. The USGS revised “live” map doesn’t show most of these quakes!  We took this screenshot from today’s ANF map:

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ALSO –

Six earthquakes hit north of Morrilton [Arkansas]

There’s a LOT of seismic activity to the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and on the Pacific side of Central and South America lately. Mexico 5.8 quake and Nicaragua 6.5 quake in just 2 days!

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LINK –  http://youtu.be/ekmXMJZWYbs

UPDATE, June 17

M5 quake along the Pacific coast of Nicaragua

UPDATE, June 18

Strong eruption with ash emissions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

LINK –  http://youtu.be/3ATDHCtaMBs

short link –  http://wp.me/p2GNDM-2M6