Texas Brine Tries a Flim-Flam + Thursday Action on Camp Minden

WBRZ – Texas Brine wants to stop frowny2 paying
Bayou Corne residents

WBRZ – Emergency officials dispute sinkhole safety claim

BAYOU CORNE – Emergency responders say the Bayou Corne sinkhole poses a threat to residents despite claims by the company said to be responsible for the 2012 disaster.
Texas Brine, the Houston based company, appealed to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources at a Jan. 28 hearing to stop issuing checks to residents coocoo  still living in the evacuation area.
. . . . A spokesperson for Texas Brine claimed the company presented expert testimony at the DNR hearing, arguing the surface area of the sinkhole has been stable for nearly a year.



fluidAt 4:30 a.m. there was big fluid movement at Lake FUBAR that went on for 15 min. – shown on the LA12 monitor.

FRIDAY – worse deterioration of the cavern. heli_button

Washington TimesAnalysis: La. environmental lobby gains prominent ally

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Environmentalists have always had a tough slog in Louisiana, where the oil and gas industry provides tens of thousands of jobs and chemical plants dot the landscape along the Mississippi River.

But the cause has picked up a high-profile sponsor in the last few years, retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, the military leader who won acclaim for restoring calm and order to New Orleans in the chaos after Hurricane Katrina nearly 10 years ago.

Minden update (where the ammo dump issue is a worry) –

M6 committee conference calls open to public
== conference call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday ==
See more on earlier post here – Plan to BURN 15 million lbs. of M6 propellant at Camp Minden


NOVA Program

If you missed the show on PBS featuring the collapsed salt dome at Bayou Corne you can see it on line –
Sinkholes—Buried Alive

New Orleans AdvocateBayou Corne’s collapse among sinkholes examined by NOVA

Business InsiderIndiaWhy Massive Sinkholes Open In The Ground Without Warning – Swallowing Cars, Homes, And Sometimes People

KLFYBayou Corne Sinkhole Update [lie alert!]

“A spokesman for brine says only five of its original 53 vent wells are still picking up gas, the breached cavern is filled with sediment, and that the sinkhole has not grown in ten months.”

Examiner – Deborah Dupre: Louisiana sinkhole sacrifice zone survivors lonely, rattled

How a Sinkhole at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve was Contained by a Freezewall in 1995

On Weeks Island in New Iberia Parish there was an incident that is useful to know about.  They had a sinkhole problem there and they fixed it it. The solution included a “freezewall“. Read about it here (15 page doument) –

Mine-induced Sinkholes Over the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Storage Facility at Weeks Island, Louisiana: Geologic Causes and Effects

2005 Final Report on it from Sandia Labs

It is a big lie when Texas Brine claims their sinkhole problem has never happened before in history. They could have read up on this conference in nearby  Gatlinburg, Tennessee,  April 2-5, 1995, Karst GeoHazards: Engineering and Environmental Problems in Karst Terranes Proceedings of the Fifth Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst.

The document is also archived now on the Salt Dome page.

Thanks to Freedomrox, for sending it – 😉

Residents Near Lake FUBAR Who Haven’t Left: Rethink That Choice!

Because Texas Brine has put out so many statements that have later been shown to be untrue – do pause when they suggest as soon as they fix a few things up you can move home again.

Consider Texas Brine’s WHOPPERS from the past

Sept. 25, 2012 – Texas Brine claims they didn’t collapse the salt dome. They blame natural earthquakes.
They stick to that fiction a long timeOct. 29 summary has it in the USGS section, p.16

Oct. 12, 2012 – Texas Brine claims sinkhole isn’t expanding and everything’s under control

Nov. 2, 2012 – Texas Brine denies huge sinkhole expansion

Jan. 4, 2013 – Texas Brine protested the state directive to investigate the salt dome collapse they caused.

MORE on Texas Brine’s unforthcomingness.  And worse WHOPPERS on Freedomrox’s blog.