Dear DNR,

Fix those helicorders! They are ALL turned OFF since Nov. 4 and most are broken!

How can authorities guarantee the safety of Louisiana water, Bayou Corne neighbors and the national gas supply if you have NO monitors at this dangerous caved-in salt cavern next to huge butane storage tanks?

REMAINING BAYOU CORNE HELICORDERS
ALL BROKEN, OFFLINE

LOCATION

LAST WORKED ON DISPLAY

LA 14

NOV. 4 Shows seismic activity

LA 18

NOV. 4 BROKEN – shows flatline

LA 19

NOV. 4 BROKEN – DRUNK

LA 17-01

NOV. 4 BROKEN – all fuzz

LA 17-02

NOV. 4 Shows seismic activity

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Dear Texas Brine, Where are the Status Reports on Your Collapsed Salt Dome in Napoleonville?

Why is all the live monitoring at Lake FUBAR being withheld from the public?

You haven’t put out a “response” since January.

There is live GPS data on all kinds of coordinates and land levels all over Assumption Parish. This data is supposed to public. The helicorders are supposed to be working and half of them are dead or giving out mish-mash. No one has even tended to them (in months!) to even temporarily fix them. The CORS911 system (with LSU help) is supposed to keep giving live GPS data. Acknowledging the big public hazard from Lake FUBAR they said “the CORS911 sentinels will continue to provide the real-time hazard-monitoring solutions needed to support this response for as long as necessary.”

Everything in the caverns is falling to pieces and self-generating quakes are large and frequent so, yeah, CORS911 data is still necessary.

Where’s the info from Sandia Labs, UC Berkeley, JPL, USGS and all the big-shots who we know are watching Lake FUBAR.

Where’s the satellite imagery? Where’s the fly-over photos? Where are still photos?

Keith M. sent this document in
CORS911: Real-Time Subsidence Monitoring of the Napoleonville Salt Dome Sinkhole Using GPS (July 2013)

It is now on the Documents page.
Here’s a Q & A on the 2013 CORS report –
http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/heightmod/2013HeightModNOTESJuly.pdf

But it is from 2013. Then they ran out of money (LSU).

They are supposed to be keeping the CORS911 thing going….

“In May 2013 a commission of scientists, response agents, and stakeholders concluded that subsidence monitoring programs were essential for ensuring public safety [LADNR, 2013b]. The CORS911 system, in coordination with the other monitoring platforms, is a key resource for these objectives. After broader attention to the sinkhole wanes, the CORS911 sentinels will continue to provide the real-time hazard-monitoring solutions needed to support this response for as long as necessary.
http://gurney.faculty.asu.edu/uploads/pdffiles/VentusProject_EOS_whole_eost2013EO43.

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In the comments to the Creep Zone post (scroll down) I put up related docs found. Here they are:

This office has more regional papers too …
http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/heightmod/GuidelinesPublications.shtml#RP

BUSTED! In Aug. (2015) Nanometrics (helicorder providers) brag about their monitors (!!)
Real-time Monitoring with High Performance Seismic Array, Bayou Corne Sinkhole Louisiana, USA

April, 2014 – Mining Induced Seismicity -Monitoring of a Large Scale Salt Cavern Collapse

TILT! Got this 2014 paper on tilting –
UC Berkeley 2014
Nayak, A., and D. S. Dreger, Moment tensor inversion of seismic events associated with the sinkhole at Napoleonville Salt Dome, Louisiana
http://seismo.berkeley.edu/annual_report/2014_contributions/avinash14_1.pdf

and

http://seismo.berkeley.edu/annual_report/2013_contributions/nayak13_1.pdf

Gas-charged fluids creating seismicity associated with a Louisiana sinkhole (2014)

“Natural earthquakes and nuclear explosions produce seismic waves that register on seismic monitoring networks around the globe, allowing the scientific community to pinpoint the location of the events. In order to distinguish seismic waves produced by a variety of activities – from traffic to mining to explosions – scientists study the seismic waves generated by as many types of events as possible. ”

Deborah Dupré –
Bobby Jindal’s Louisiana Sinkhole Gas Creating Quakes Like Explosions, Volcanic Eruptions

Lake FUBAR Began Shaking a Day BEFORE Afghanistan 7.5 Quake and Won’t Quit!

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At first glance it looks like the helicorders are ringing like church bells because Afghanistan had a big earthquake earlier today (M7.5 – USGS Report). But they were going off way before that happened!

LA-18 OCT. 25

Here’s how bad it is tonight:

[CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE]

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AfghanQuake1026b

AfghanQuake1026c

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LA-21 is near the weakest part of the berms


 

fireradiation fireradiation   UPDATED That story about the St. Louis dump fire and nuke waste has this added item:

Residents in St Louis dying in record numbers from World War II radioactive waste

Underground Event at 4 A.M.

Something fell in down there at 4:13 a.m. [9:13 UTC] .  LA-12 chart (goes batty also at 3 a.m.)– all the helicorders showed it.

This 2.6 quake in mid-Kansas was at a different time.  USGS report. It was 3 miles deep and might not be a frack-quake since it isn’t near the OK border.
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Maybe the charts are jumping from people stomping around in a rush to move back into the de-listed evacuation zone!

CrosstexHarryThere has been no Crosstex butane cavern update since Feb. 4!

Looking around for newer info we found this –  http://data.rtknet.org/rmp/rmp.php?facility_id=100000122565&detail=3  [info from Jan. 2012]

Executive Summary
The Napoleonville Storage Facility (Facility) utilizes more than the threshold quantity of a “regulated flammable substance (10,000 pounds)” in the processing of natural gas, where butanes are received by pipeline and stored in underground caverns until being transported off-site via pipeline for further market distribution. Therefore, this Facility is subject to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements codified in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 68 (40 CFR 68) administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).

The Facility is also subject to Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Process Safety Management (PSM) standard (29 CFR 1910.119) and public receptors are located within the worst-case release scenario. Therefore, the Facility is subject to Prevention Program 3 requirements as stated in 40 CFR 68.10. OSHA’s PSM standard closely parallels requirements outlined in USEPA’s RMP Rule. All elements required by USEPA’s 40 CFR 68 – Program 3 Prevention Program are also required by OSHA’s PSM.

This line is interesting:

Last Safety Inspection By    Never had one
OSHA Star or Merit Ranking    No

You can look up more info here-

http://www.rtknet.org/db/rmp/rmp.php?facility_id=100000122565&detail=-1&reptype=f&datype=T&submit=GO

This EDGAR 2014 info that says the butane cavern is “inactive” – but we recount in 2014 there were changes to the cavern #1 and #2 contents that were pretty big in 2014.

EnLink’s safety data sheet for butane.

Did the Cavern Collapse Last Night?

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4 p.m. mid-borehole LA10

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Update: Lake FUBAR Plays “The Anvil Chorus” for Christmas Eve

OK quakes get bigger

 

fluid   Fluid movement at 1 a.m. on Christmas.

Texas Brine put out a fact sheet Dec. 18 that backtracks from their recent musing frackturedfairytale  that there is no more gas coming up. It also claims the salt dome is stable and, presumably,  the cap rock is not fracturing into chunks and falling apart.  They repeat their assurances that are contradicted by the helicorders.

 

 

Lake FUBAR Sloshing Sunday

Something happened after 4 p.m. at Lake FUBAR. It made a big fluid movement jump on the charts. LA17 shows it well but it shows on other helicorders too. It may have been set off by Central American large quakes today. Plus the Guatemala volcano is acting up. They can all be seen on the RSOE map.

A good map shown here:

LINK – http://youtu.be/Req59IFfi6M

New_MAD

2.5 quake at Beersheba Springs, Tennessee < MAP

TUES.:

2.0 quake at Greenback, Tennessee  < MAP

Wed. News – Seismic Rumbles All Night

WED. – Overnight all of the helicorders look like this –
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The parish officials know “subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3” and they STILL allow Crosstex to store the butane near there and they call it a CODE1. They means if anything happens they are fully responsible for workers’ well-being and nearby motorists etc.

Deborah Dupré – La. sinkhole danger: Officials to reveal methane gas concerns

NOTE:  We added to the Documents page the Texas Brine Contingency Plan that was in The Advocate last week.