Texas Brine Observes CODE 3




Freedomrox says:

TB’s gates have been locked since December 19th, and only Frontier, and LDNR readings were taken in the mornings, and they waited till the regular contractors went on vacation, brought in another crew on New Year’s Day, just a few days after their little announcement of the ‘Emergency Plan’, so the permits would be in place for their little coup. Very dirty dealings… Makes you wonder about that fellow at Frontier Response, Mike Taylor, who also participated in the BP coverup. Of course, you know that Mark Cartwright and Bruce Martin knew. No Safety meeting, no nothing, and did they even have insurance to cover the workers? Someone can easily get killed in this environment. Someone needs to deal with these loose cannons…
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Texas Brine Shamed Into Producing 1-Year-Later “Factsheet” + Fri. News

They backdated it to Aug. 1st.
Better late than never.

ONE-YEAR UPDATE . . . red pencils ready?

The AdvocateSecond La. facility gets OK to export LNG

WASHINGTON A second facility in Louisiana received approval Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Energy to export liquefied natural gas to countries not covered by free trade agreements.

Lake Charles Exports LLC is the third such company nationally to be granted approval. Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG Terminal in Cameron Parish was the first Louisiana plant to get that approval. . . .

Song: Bye Bye Bayou Corne

DNR has a new Inspection Report (8-8) They may be overly optimistic about the the berm roads’ condition at the end. They constantly are dumping clay and gravel/shells on the roads just to keep up.

Houston ChronicleLouisiana residents fleeing giant sinkhole sue Houston-based company

WAFB has the history of Lake FUBAR in 111 photos!

The Bayou Corne sinkhole is one year old  – by Cherri Foytlin, Bridge the Gulf < it has home owner, Mike Schaff’s letter!

As world-wide media interest in Bayou Corne’s disaster grows we see the story made it to popular newsy blog, Boing Boing!.

BP CEO Says He’s Done Paying For The Deepwater Horizon Disaster


Area of Berm Subsides + PHOTOS + VIDEO



LINK –  http://youtu.be/puv5wAtnwmY

plus PHOTOS!

From the Parish blog . . .

The AdvocateLevee, trees sink after week of tremors at sinkhole  < they are sticking to their “everything’s stable” story!

WAFB News Report with (close-up) VIDEO(!) -

400 ft. of protective berm sinks around giant Louisiana sinkhole

Originally posted on Assumption Parish Police Jury:

On the south side of the sink hole there was an area that has subsided to include the berm. There is approximately 400 to 500 feet of the berm that is now under water. The depth to the top of the berm is 3’9″ at it’s deepest point. Also, the trees on the Southwest side are showing signs of sinking, some up to 10′ in depth.

We hope to have aerial video by the end of the day.

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Wed. News

CBS News – Official: Several injured in Texas plant explosion

“KWTX reports that the explosion at West Fertilizer was reported at around 7:50 p.m. in a frantic call from the scene.

Reportedly several buildings were destroyed, according to KWTX. There are also reports of people trapped in a nursing home and at an apartment building. . . “

Japan has a large, 6.2  earthquake that may be followed by bigger quakes  warns the Japan Meteorological Agency. That may or may not show up on the Bayou Corne helicorders. It was 20 km deep. Map of itUpdate - a quake swarm there.



The Advocate –  Berm expected to contain sinkhole brine, oil   kittylitter< has photos

“BAYOU CORNE — Bulldozers and men have been at work building the next phase of a 1.5-mile-long berm and upgraded levee system aimed at containing the briney and oily contents of the Assumption Parish sinkhole.

Black geotextile fabric and white geosynthetic liner — about 7,800 linear feet of each — are being laid on top of a sand base that was finished in February, Texas Brine Co. officials said in a written response to questions. The white liner contains a special clay and is used to contain landfills and ponds.  

Bulldozers are then spreading and compacting clay on top of the liner and the fabric, an estimated 7,300 cubic yards in all, company officials said. . . . “

” . . . .   While virtually fresh at the surface, the sinkhole’s deepest waters have a projected salinity that would be about 25 percent salt by volume. The ocean has a salinity of 3.5 percent. Salinity in some parts of the Great Salt Lake in Utah reaches 28 percent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Utah Water Science Center.

Ralph Portier, a professor in the LSU Department of Environmental Sciences, said the salt water poses a risk to fish, invertebrates and the freshwater vegetation, pointing the effect years of salt water intrusion has had on the state’s coastal wetlands, as an example.   . . . “

Don’t worry, Conservation Dept. says, everything will be OK  in mere hundreds to thousands of years(!).

WAFB has some photos we haven’t seen before of Lake FUBAR in this story.

Strange SoundsDramatic Pictures And Videos Showing The Louisiana Sinkhole Evolution From August 2012 To April 2013

A lot of big seismic activity overnight. . .and it ain’t trucks . . .

. . . unless they got a night shift and everyone is hopping. heli_button

We did some add-ons to earlier posts this week, so scroll down to see them :)