Inquiry – Gas Smell Reports? N.O. Sky Reports? Weekend News

Just got this reader inquiry –

“I am wondering if you have any news on the gas smells being reported in Jefferson and Orleans parishes.. There was a report made on the 8th and again today.. News reports say it’s Being reported and investigated and they will update , but updates never come? There was also reports back in April.. I believe they attributed that to hydrogen sulfide being released at chemical plant, but amounts never confirmed or further reports from what I have gathered.”

Please comment here if you see any news articles about this or social media posts etc. (new or old) and it will get put here.

NEW INQUIRY (by us) –

 Did something happen in the sky over New Orleans on Sunday night?

From thread on Godlike Productions forum. If you are blocked see screen grab –



Lt. Gen. Honoré is forming an alliance of Louisiana environmental organizations- the “GreenARMY” and they have a Face Book page. It will get added to the sidebar under blogroll.

ALSO – Michael E. Schaff says, “Bruce E. Martin, Texas Brine’s vice president of operations has had a letter published in newspapers all over the state of Louisiana. In his letter he states “Significant progress has been made in response to the sinkhole in Bayou Corne.” Then rips him one:

“Your spokesperson Mr. Sonny Cranch was at the church hall brow beating my friends and neighbors eliminating those who own camps and claiming that they were “non-residents” so you could get away with paying them NOTHING… yet now, your claim is that they are in fact residents so that you can include them in your inflated numbers… so which are they?”

He gets lots of ink –  “Texas Brine propaganda campaign warrants response

“Had Texas Brine not been so greedy 32 years ago, and had they listened to the advice of their own consultants who informed them that they were in danger of penetrating the side wall of the Napoleonville Salt Dome by mining below 5,000 feet in that particular location, this entire human and environmental catastrophe could have been avoided.

Yet, as alleged in Federal Court documents in a complaint against Texas Brine as reported in the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate this past November, the company submitted a permit application to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources requesting mining all the way to 6,040 feet. In 2010 they made it all the way to 5,654 feet before the solution mining operation blew out the salt into the surrounding strata. This fact was then hidden from the residents of Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou. . . .”

Louisiana WeeklyExxonMobil Won’t Admit Baton Rouge Plants Had Safety Violations


fluid    At 4 A.M. on many helicorders. It lasted over 10 minutes. LA12 shows it. The work trucks started up at 7 a.m..

Fuego volcano (Guatemala): increased activity and new lava flow

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Save Lake Peigneur asks you to save the date: March 26.

On March 26 our lawsuit will be heard in the 16th District Court in New Iberia. We are also involved with Senator Mills in legislation. We will need your help.

Recently, the DNR has taken a step to study what causes the foaming and bubbling in Lake Peigneur. A few years ago Commissioner Welch stated that the shrimp factory on the Delcambre Canal might be the cause of the bubbling. Our response to this was how can that be possible when the bubbling/foaming does not travel and remains in one spot for hours and hours in different parts of the middle of the lake? The long eddy or eddies of bubbling/foaming are not remotely close to the shrimp factory.

I bring this up because in the last testing on January 8, 2014 samples were taken from an area close to Rip Van Winkle Gardens where the bubbling was occurring and in the Delcambre Canal by the shrimp factory.

The long eddy of bubbling/foaming that we observed for over 3 hours on that day ran east to west across Lake Peigneur from the Jefferson Island area in a jagged line across the lake, and nowhere near the Delcambre Canal.

We are one of many, many battles throughout our state and the United States. Bayou Corne remains unresolved. The contamination of drinking water in West Virginia, a major issue for 200,000 people will still pale in comparison if the 15 parishes that use the Chicot Aquifer have drinking water contamination. About Lake Peigneur

We have asked repeatedly for a federal standard Environmental Impact Statement. We have not asked to stop the project, we have asked for a thorough study due to the 1980 disaster and the bubbling which continues. The DNR’s attempt to study the bubbling by choosing to compare foam from the shrimp factory to what I have described above does is questionable science.

Several years ago the DNR chose to send divers to check areas of plugged and abandoned wells. Perhaps they determined the wells were P & A’d but how would an unplugged well explain the long eddies of bubbling/foaming which runs continuously in one long jagged line across the lake, and sometimes in multiple lines east to west, north to south?

We will be writing letters and asking for you to contact Louisiana legislators to support our bills.

We will be asking you to show your support by coming to the hearing even if only for 15 minutes.

ALARM by Freedomrox

From his comment today – RE: 12:35 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation


“Setting up instrumentation and connections on DPVE 47 (access road west of containment berm)
– Installing flow meters from DPVE/ORW water tanks for discharge into sinkhole

My God, they are setting the sinkhole up as a repository for air-stripped clean waters from the DPVE’s and dumped in sinkhole to draw down with Oxy 3A, to brine out Oxy 2, and any free brine from sinkhole depths. This is criminal. AGAIN!

Remember Sonny Cranch has already admitted to doing this.

“Not sure what you’re asking. We did remove brine from OXY 3A and pumped it into # 2 to re-send it out as brine, since there is no connection from Oxy 3A to the brine pipeline.” Sonny Cranch

Reader, Stephen Charles noticed the same thing.

Sonny, Sonny, Sonny . . .

A lot has happened since our last  open-letter,  “Dear Sonny Cranch,” on July 7th.  Back on July 15th, the Associated Press had this: Official: Bayou Corne sinkhole at least 500 feet deep

BAYOU CORNE — An official says the deepest part of the 22-acre sinkhole near Bayou Corne is at least 500 feet deep, and not between 110 to 220 feet deep that has been estimated by Texas Brine.

John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security, tells The Advocate previous depth reports released by Texas Brine Co. may have been inaccurate because the company’s sonar did not penetrate debris fields inside the sinkhole. . . .

. . . . Texas Brine spokesman Sonny Cranch said Sunday he is confident the company’s depth findings are correct. A Texas Brine contractor has said the sinkhole is from 110 feet to 220 feet deep, according to previous monthly depth-finding surveys. . . .

. . . . Boudreaux said he did not use a sophisticated method like sonar to measure the sinkhole. Instead, he said, he took a 10-pound crowbar with the ends cut off and attached it to a 500-foot surveyor’s tape measure, drove out to the center of the sinkhole in an amphibious vehicle and let the crowbar go, unspooling the tape measure until it could not go any further. . . .

The Parish put out this popular video on July 20th.  It shows 750′ of line unspooling without hitting bottom. When the video was released and seen by over ten thousand people you and Texas Brine had nothing to say in response.


The Watchers – Waves recorded at Louisiana sinkhole which is now more than 500 feet (150 meters) deep

According to the July 11 “Fact” sheet from Texas Brine your vertical seismic profiling and 3-D mapping are just great. And Texas Brine claims 

  • there’s NO chance of another sinkhole forming under Lake FUBAR
  • there are NO pockets of hydrocarbons down there
  • and NO void spaces in there


How can Texas Brine claim THAT  when they don’t even know how deep Lake FUBAR is????

Bouncy House Beneath Lake FUBAR

Helicorders goin’ nuts since last night says reader, Jeff. He’s right!

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Texas Brine, that’s some CODE 3 ya got workin’! Everybody driving trucks and digging around!

You can relax. Sonny Cranch says everything is fine.


Some of the charts are wacky because Geo Seismic Array work is getting done (hole drilling).

Sunday News – Life Jackets On!

Latest Flood Warning – Baton Rouge area

The AdvocateSinkhole berm repairs planned

“Texas Brine contractors patched up the three smaller breaches with clay Friday, but they were unable to reach the larger two because crews did not want to further damage what already had been built, Cranch said.”

Water still pouring through three breaches of Assumption sinkhole berm

“High water driven by heavy rains poured inside a containment levee around the Assumption Parish sinkhole overnight Thursday and much of Friday, forcing workers to try to cut off the flow and to contain the hole’s brew of crude oil and brine.”

” . . . . Oil-retardant boom had been deployed in an attempt to block any flow of the sinkhole’s oily contents into the freshwater swamps surrounding the sinkhole between the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou communities, officials said.”


Update –

Weather on the way: