It started late Friday and went past midnight. Over 2 hour long event –
It wasn’t on all of the monitors but LA-12 shows it well –
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Louisiana Record – Upset Bayou Corne residents told to ‘move on with your lives’ after complaints of lawyer mistreatment < more items on this topic at their site archives
” . . . In recalling his experience, [Mike] Schaff said class counsel obviously quoted higher damage awards estimates to get class members to opt in to the lawsuit. In addition, Schaff said class counsel used intimidation tactics such as telling class members that if they objected to their settlement they were ultimately offered, Easterly might adjust their award by cutting it in half or “zeroing out” the award altogether.”
April 15 Situation Summary < some humor on p. 20 with red stripes showing ‘max’ sinkhole size :) Journos: suggest you download this report as the url hints they will remove and replace the doc as time goes by.
The Advertisier – State to include sinkholes in disaster planning
THIBODAUX – Sinkholes will be recognized as threats in the state’s updated hazard mitigation plan.
The the state is working on a five-year update to its hazard mitigation plan, which must be in place to receive federal money after natural and man-made disasters.
For the first time, the state will map salt domes and their surrounding 2-mile radius in each parish.
Total collapse at LA12 after 1 a.m. Monday. Other helicorders show less activity so it must be a cavern wall there falling apart. It is the west side of the berms that is caving in.
At least the butane has been reduced to less than half a million barrels … (at long last!) Jan. 29 report.
OXY map from Freedomrox
Bayou Corne sinkhole swallows six more trees [but they claim it’s stabilizing . . . ]
See also – ‘If TEPCO Ran the Salt Cavern Collapse Response‘
Afternoon update from the parish blog says they are keeping the Code 1 status.
Friday – the parish blog admits the new south berm is being re-directed. Evening update: helicorders still very active Friday night.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration Friday announced a strategy to start slashing emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas released by landfills, cattle, and leaks from oil and natural gas production. . . .
Originally posted on Assumption Parish Police Jury:
At approximately 3:45 this afternoon, a burp and slough-in occurred on the sinkhole. Debris is present and floating on the sinkhole and trees near Pad #3 sloughed in. A slight odor of hydrocarbons is present in the Bayou Corne community. As information develops, it will be shared here.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Crews were working through the night after a barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching. . . .
As much as 168,000 gallons of thick shipping fuel may have spilled into Galveston Bay after a ship and barge collided near the Texas City dike Saturday afternoon, sparking closures on the waterway and prompting a massive cleanup effort. . . . < has photos
‘Old’ news getting recycled about Bayou Corne for some reason. NSA pranking the web?
1 P.M. fluid movement at lake FUBAR. It shows up at the LA10 bottom borehole.
St. James Parish – New Orleans Times-Picayune – EPA opposes state air permit for Nucor iron plant in Convent
Save Lake Peigneur, Inc. & LEAN’s lawsuit against the division of Coastal Management within the Department of Natural Resources will be held on:
Date: Wednesday, March 26
9 AM 10 A.M.
Place: Iberia Parish Courthouse
300 S Iberia Street, New Iberia
The lawsuit against the state resulted from Coastal Management (CM) granting the permit to dredge contingent on Injection & Mining Division granting the final permit making. We dispute that Coastal Management did not do due diligence by granting the permit.
Try and show up if you can even if just for a short time.