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!

As LEL Gas is Detected, Damages Rise – Freedomrox

Methane, methane everywhere … and not a drop to drink!

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In a rare depature, this article is not going to focus purely on technical issues, athough a few will slip in. To date, Texas Brine claims no damages have occurred, and no injuries. I am writing today, to show this is not true, and to get the story straight from two of the homeowners in Bayou Corne.

Before we do though, allow me to remind you, dear reader, of Gary Hecox’s warning that the Mississippi River Alluvial Aquifer now contains 50 million cubic feet of Methane gas, with an unknown amount still pouring into the aquifer.

This is a picture of the MRAA, which lies over the Napoleonville Salt Dome, Grand Bayou/Bayou Corne area all the way through half of Pierre Part, where it then meets the Chicot Aquifer. This is what is being filled and suspected of ‘uplifting’ the properties in Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou.

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Freedomrox – Are more Caverns at Risk?

The reason the Bugle exists is the caverns nearby pose such a danger. Many worried about that since August!

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As a compliment to The Advocate and David Mitchell’s very perceptive writing skills, then I would like to present people with an alternate question.

Is there another cavern at more risk, than others?

Oxy Geismar #1 is the only super shallow brine mined salt cavern within proximity to Oxy Geismar #3, to the failed Texas Brine and owned by, Occidental Chemical Corporation cavern.

Why would it be more at risk? First we have to understand Oxy Geismar #3, it’s depths, dimensions, and width. Oxy Geismar #3 has a top cavern insert depth at 3400 ft. It was 150 ft. across at the top of the cavern. 300′ ft. at the bottom…we think.

Oxy Geismar #1 on the other hand has a top Cavern depth of 2492 ft. and a width of 344 ft. in the northwest directional survey.

http://ucmwww.dnr.state.la.us/ucmsearch/UCMRedir.aspx?url=http%3a%2f%2fdnrucm%2fucm%2fgroups%2fconservation%2fdocuments%2fooc%2f4338319.pdf

If 900′ (previously 875′) feet away at the well head, as reported, then we…

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