Jan. 23 – WAFB – Woman documents the effects of giant sinkhole on the community < has video
LINK – http://youtu.be/8nc8SBxPO0k
LINK – http://youtu.be/xVleFaXLFrM
LINK – http://youtu.be/xYKQZONATDY
This fly over footage is from last April — we want a NEW fly over!
LINK – http://youtu.be/dCGR4_0lG8s
LINK – http://youtu.be/YVua0XJlIxg
LINK – http://youtu.be/zTrao_82dtI
Louisiana sinking 1 football field an hour – Henning Kemner
LINK – http://youtu.be/2KbgIusT8IE
A summary of events
Residents with the monitors in their homes have moved away … but people just outside the declared danger zone have no compensation or relief.
LINK – http://youtu.be/sA4ZuTGUo1Y
LINK – http://youtu.be/kwUWl4IRRXg
Coming up: PBS show- Sinkholes—Buried Alive - The catastrophic collapse of the ground beneath our feet is a growing worldwide hazard. Airing January 28, 2015 at 9 pm [EST] on PBS
The Advertiser - “The sinkhole at Bayou Corne will be featured in a scientific look at what causes sinkholes and the destruction they can bring when “Sinkholes — Buried Alive” premieres on NOVA and Louisiana Public Broadcasting at 9 p.m. Jan. 28.”
LINK – http://youtu.be/ivcfBlyQJ5Q
Fluid movement after 9 a.m. this morning. LA12 shows it.
Attorney, Stuart Smith – Progress for the people of Louisiana
One of the major themes I’ve been writing about frequently in the last year is the rising environmental movement in Louisiana. To be clear, my home state already boasted some fierce fighters for environmental justice, like Marylee Orr and her Louisiana Environmental Action Network, or the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, doing battle with dirty chemical plants. But the shock of recent events such as the BP oil spill and the Bayou Corne sinkhole has caused a lot more people to wake up, and they’ve rallied behind movements like Gen. Russel Honore’s “Green Army.” . . .
Texas Brine put out a fact sheet about how they plug wells.
Attorney Stuart Smith opines on Texas Brine’s water discharge permit deal – A terrible quick fix for the Louisiana sinkhole
At 1:34 a.m. something shook up Lake FUBAR … but not all of the helicorders went off. There was a 6.7M quake in Guam at 1:14 a.m. CST.
Temorary, Arkansas showed it too. LA10-01 and 02 are broken.
Seismic activity returned around 6:45 a.m.. Some helicorders show ‘fuzz’ and no big dings and others look like this:
Jumping Jack Flash has an announcement about a book. He is interesting.
NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board’s right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
Transocean owned the Deepwater Horizon rig that was drilling for BP PLC at its Macondo well, about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast when an explosion killed 11 workers and led to the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.
WASHINGTON _ Environmental groups on Thursday pressured the Obama administration to clamp down on methane leaking from the oil and gas sector by imposing new regulations targeting wells, valves and other infrastructure….
Strange Sounds – Earthquake Map: Dangerous US Earthquake Hot Spots Beyond California < has video
Fluid movement at LA12 at 10:14 p.m. with a big spike after about 20 minutes.
They are trying to pull a fast one!
PUBLIC HEARING AND REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON A DRAFT WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT
September 9, 2014
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m.,
at the Assumption Parish Community Center, Ballroom,
4910 Highway 308, Napoleonville, LA 70390.
PUBLIC NOTICE (sic)
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ) TEXAS BRINE COMPANY, LLC / GRAND BAYOU (BAYOU CORNE) INCIDENT PUBLIC HEARING AND REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
A DRAFT WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT & THE ASSOCIATED ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT STATEMENT
Texas Brine and the Louisiana Dept. of Environmental Quality are trying to pull a fast one on the citizens of Assumption Parish. There was an emergency permit issued for TB to dump waste water from the vent wells and observation wells back into the sinkhole which is directly connected to the aquifer. Now, they are seeking to be allowed to do this permanently.
“…Gulf Coast oyster harvests have declined dramatically in the four years since a BP PLC oil well blew wild in the nation’s worst offshore oil disaster. Even after a modest rebound last year, thousands of acres of oyster beds where oil from the well washed ashore are producing less than a third of their pre-spill harvest.”
The helicorders at Lake FUBAR were pretty quiet until noon then they started up and then sputtered. LA18 shows it.
The Advocate – Judge tells sinkhole lawyers to settle taxpayers’ claims
NAPOLEONVILLE — The state district judge presiding over year-old lawsuits seeking reimbursement of state and parish costs from the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole urged Texas Brine Co. and its insurers Monday to turn their attention away from internal battles over coverage and focus on settling the primary legal claims seeking to recover taxpayer dollars.
Judge Guy Holdridge, of the 23rd Judicial District, told a courtroom of more than two dozen lawyers from Texas Brine Co., its insurers, and state and Assumption Parish government that he has dealt with similar cases in the past involving multiple insurers and millions of dollars in claims and that the sheriff’s and Police Jury’s claims, in particular, are worth just several hundred thousand dollars each.
“My frustration is why are we working and kneading me up as a judge over these small claims, and I’m having to deal with 1,000 New Orleans lawyers. I don’t know why we are doing this,” Holdridge said at the Assumption Parish Courthouse in Napoleonville. . . .
There has been fewer posts here than usual because news from Bayou Corne has slowed to a trickle …
There’s been almost no updates posted lately from DNR.
- The last peep from DHH was in 2012.
- The last Tetra Tech update was 2-19.
- The last Texas Brine update for the Conservation Dept. was 2-19.
- The last public briefing report was 3-11.
- The last work plan was in April, 4-28.
- The last peep from the Blue Ribbons was in March.
- The last declaration from Baton Rouge was 3-18.
- The last subsidence information was one report in January then silence.
- The last data sample update from DNR was from 2012 then silence.
- The last DNR photo and maps update was in May.
- The last inspection report was 7-31. Pretty recent compared to other reports.
- The last Situation Summary was 7-9. The summary has info from USGS that is from 7-9 for the last entry. On p. 49 the Science Group says they last held their monthly (sic) meeting on 2-19.
- DOTD has a situation summary too and things seem to be on different pages than the document above. It has an August date on it. DOTD last posted roadway test data for 2-26. Their last roadway survey is just as old. On the roads they surveyed the one for Hwy 70 is the same date but the data in the document is from 2012(!).
- There have been no photos since 2013.
- There was an Assumption Parish Police Jury meeting on July 23 but they just talked about drainage.
The Texas Brine Action Plan was pretty recent, Aug. 3. Oxy has one too for Aug. 3. So does KDS Promix, DOW, Arcadian Gas, Chevron and Crosstex. Chevron is reducing inventory and slowing down. They don’t say it is due to instability but we doubt it is a reduction to greed that prompts them! Arcadian is idle too.
Texas Brine’s Action Plan uses an incredibly old photo of Lake FUBAR. We wonder how they can plan anything without a current picture or map.
Saturday the helicorders are jumpy.
The Advocate – Residents settle for $48 million in sinkhole lawsuit
” . . . The settlement comes a few weeks after Texas Brine closed on the last of the 66 direct, out-of-court property buyouts and appears to provide a path toward conclusion for another wave of Bayou Corne residents displaced by the sinkhole disaster now more than 20 months old.
Several suits over the sinkhole are pending against Texas Brine and are not part of the proposed settlement, including those brought by pipeline companies, large landowners, parish government and the state. . . . “
Lake FUBAR is a regular juke joint!
Sunday – Ditto
After midnight (12:15 a.m. Monday) there was something big that went “twang” at Lake FUBAR.
Shows here on LA12 but it was on most helicorders.