Volcano RED ALERT for Idaho Turns Out to be a Hoax + Wed. News + New Fly Over

CORRECTION: This item (next paragraph) has origins with famous internet hoaxer, Sorcha Faal.  It is a fake story. SORRY, EVERYBODY!

A warning issued today by the Ministry of the Russian Federal for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM) has advised the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) that a “Red Alert” status level for the Borah Peak Mountain in Idaho (North America/United States) may be warranted in the coming weeks due to increased volcanic-seismic activity detected by both ground and satellite observations.

LINK – http://youtu.be/bTMWjqFCFZA

LOTS of news about Idaho quakes added to our Yellowstone page today . . . .

AIG Says Sinkholes Fell Outside Texas Brine Policy Period

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA et al v. Texas Brine Company, LLC

AIG Says Sinkholes Fell Outside Texas Brine Policy Period

Law360, New York (April 14, 2014, 6:52 PM ET) — Two American International Group Inc. units on Monday asked a federal judge to find they have no duty to cover salt producer Texas Brine Co. in litigation over the company’s alleged responsibility for a potentially dangerous 2012 Louisiana sinkhole that led to forced evacuations.
National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. and American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co. said in a complaint filed in Texas federal court that Texas Brine’s claim seeking coverage for alleged loss and damage claims filed by multiple claimants, mostly pending. . . .

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Strange Sounds – Ohio is the first state to regulate the fracking-earthquake connection

Jumping Jack Flash has a lot of explosion news (more than the usual).

Fly Over – lest than 1 min. 20 seconds ….

LINK –  http://youtu.be/YBrn8rKGx5o

Helicorders Konking Out + Thursday News

They are dead or turned off. And they are making workers go out on these berms. With 100 foot trees being eaten.

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After 3 p.m. (1500) this big 5.0 quake off Cuba showed on LA17-02. It showed a lot more on this Arkansas helicorder.
Earthquake rattles Cuba, South Florida

Did it affect Lake FUBAR? The caverns below? Tonight (at 7:10 CST) the helicorders seem lagging about 15 min. late and more. We took a screen grab when it was caught up to 5 minutes lateThey are not displaying live data.

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The AdvocateTexas Brine wants insurance company to pay claims
State asked to make insurer obey its policy
By David J. Mitchell

Texas Brine Co., the Houston company blamed for the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole, has filed a formal complaint with the Louisiana Department of Insurance, alleging one of the company’s insurers is not paying up as its policy requires. . .

WAFB –  Texas Brine says insurance company has put them in a hole  < WITH MAP OF THE NEW SOUTH BERM PLAN!!  map of the berm plan

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NOTE: We updated our Jan. 2 post about oil leaking past the berms as Texas Brine put out a disclaimer the same day. Did they read our post?

Sinkhole Full Restoration (Video) + Wed. News – So. Berm has 5 CRACKS!

From Clean Water and Coast

LINK –  http://youtu.be/SZ7zhYRFS0w

The Parish Blog has a new item – they are making the work site a CODE 2 (!!)

WWLTV – New containment berm cracks form around Assumption sinkhole < has VIDEO
“Wednesday, WWL-TV received these pictures of cracks in the containment berm that have formed over the past few days from Assumption Parish. In just a few days, one crack became five.

Crosstex managed to put out an update from Nov. 3rd
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They say they are testing a new pump.

Pathetic: BP launches website to “set the record straight” on the Gulf

LINK –  http://youtu.be/5e9MKpiq5Ww

Big news about Texas Brine being under-insured maybe . . . .

  • WWLTV – Texas Brine sued by its insurer over sinkhole site
  • The AdvocateInsurer claims Texas Brine ignored warnings
    “In a federal lawsuit, Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. cites internal Texas Brine reports, memos and an email suggesting Texas Brine officials were warned with increasing specificity since the mid-1970s — before the cavern was even permitted and mined — that the area where the cavern was planned was close to the salt dome’s outer face.

Friends of Lake Peigneur aren’t a bit surprised. This is from one –

Texas Brine’s insurance (Liberty) claims there is no coverage for this under its policy. Texas Brine’s insurance does not want to pay!!

Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, LLC is a Limited Liability Company, that means a type of business structure that provides its owners limited liability. This would limit the amount they would pay if there was another disaster there. Does Jefferson island Storage & Hub even have liability insurance?  About Lake Peigneur

The Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management, has already issued one permit to expand and add 2 natural gas storage caverns to Jefferson Island Storage & Hub under Lake Peigneur in Vermilion/Iberia parishes in spite of no Environmental Impact Statement, Federal standard, no seismic studies, bubbling in the lake, Chicot aquifer problems and already one horrific disaster there. Already one community (Bayou Corne) has been destroyed from negligence and apathy