From the Parish Blog —
Fed chemical accident investigators from palsy-walsy Chemical Safety Board haven’t even gone to no-water area of Virginia yet. Pathetic.
The Advocate – GONZALES — A Gonzales-area couple alleges in a new lawsuit that toxic wastes migrated onto their property in Ascension Parish from a former landfill next door that is the focus of a cleanup effort years in the making.
Before It’s News – Underwater Waves Hundreds Of Feet High Reveal Their Power
GREEN ARMY NEWS –
LINK – http://youtu.be/Y3btEj43HI8
Here are the Facebook pages for the Green ARMY and for the Water Festival. Share widely, invite friends. If we want 10,000 people there we have to get twice as many likes (!!).
Lt. Gen. Honoré’s website is on the sidebar → in “Other” section.
LA12 gets jumpy after 11 p.m. and doesn’t stop for about an hour and a half.
UPDATE – Deborah Dupré points out this big jump was because of the earthquake in Puerto Rico.
Before It’s News – RADCON 5 Alert: Louisiana
A RADCON 5 Alert has been issued in Shreveport Louisiana as shared in the screenshots from the NETC below. Is this continual spike of radiation levels across the USA due to Fukushima? (more)
From the Parish blog – for residents –
REMINDER: In observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Evacuation Assistance checks will be distributed on Wednesday, Nov 27 this week at the Command Trailer. We will return to the normal Thursday schedule next week.
WWLTV – How safe are Louisiana’s underground pipelines? < has video
On retired Lt. General Russel Honoré – MAGINNIS: Coming Clash of the Green Armies
Three decades later, Iberia Parish residents fear disaster by Nara Crowley & Warren Perrin
NOTE: We added some news following the DNR salt dome hearings. Scroll down to see the items.
LINK – http://youtu.be/F4d5g3ozM0k
It shows the evaporation tanks are almost full –
“. . . The sinkhole sent shockwaves through the mining industry as the collapse of this type was considered impossible, but scientist had previously warned regulators and those involved in salt mining that the geology of salt caverns made such an event a possibility. Neither Texas Brine Co. nor Occidental Petroleum admit any wrong doing in the collapse, they have however taken some of the responsibility for damage. Some of the residents who haven’t been allowed to return to their homes have received $875 per week from Texas Brine Co. Other residents have opted to remain in the area despite warnings to leave.
A policy analyst for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources went on record with reporters this month saying that the while the direct cause was a manmade action it is “natural forces” that are now at work in making the sinkhole larger. . . “
NY Daily News – Bayou Corne sinkhole could require decades of monitoring once brought under control: officials
The insatiable Louisiana sinkhole captured national attention after the YouTube video ‘8/21/13 Slough in’ showed it swallowing a set of trees. Officials also fear that gas within area may spark massive inferno.
“. . . .The one matter that he [Jindal] did tackle head-on, however, was that ridiculous lawsuit by the greedy SLFPA-E against those poor defenseless oil companies for the destruction of that useless Louisiana coastline that’s good for nothing but as a wildlife refuge…and oh yes, hurricane surge protection.
Jindal believes that the litigation is a crime against nature and just to prove his point, he resorted to his favorite tactic—firing those who dare disagree. . . . “
TUESDAY at 5:30 p.m.
The Advocate – Lawyers push forward with lawsuits against Texas Brine
Trial date is set for April 14 in N.O.
By David J. Mitchell
Plaintiffs’ attorneys in the class-action lawsuit over the Assumption Parish sinkhole said Wednesday they aren’t too worried about new litigation between Texas Brine Co. and one of its insurers.
The attorneys said they have an April 14 trial date in U.S. District Court in New Orleans and have no plans of deviating from having their clients’ day in court.
“The lawyers for the class action are not concerned about Texas Brine’s dispute or lack thereof with their insurer in Texas,” New Orleans attorney Lawrence Centola III said.
“It doesn’t change the fact that we have an April 14 trial date. It doesn’t change fact that we are moving forward with our April 14 trial date.”
Backup insurer Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. has asked a federal judge in Houston to declare the insurer does not have to pay under its policy with Texas Brine. . . .