Out of control nightmare: tremors increasing at massive 13-acre Louisiana sinkhole

 
April 2, 2013 LOUISIANA - The head of Louisiana’s Department of Natural Resources named 13 scientists and other experts Friday to serve on a blue-ribbon commission tasked with determining the long-term stability of the area around northern Assumption Parish’s sinkhole. The 13-acre sinkhole and consequences of its emergence and continued growth, such as methane trapped under the Bayou Corne area, have forced the evacuation of 350 residents for more than seven months. The sinkhole, found in swamps between Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou on Aug. 3, is believed to have been caused by a failed Texas Brine Co. LLC cavern mined into the Napoleonville Dome. Members of the new panel are being asked to set up scientifically based benchmarks in regard to the sinkhole and then determine when they have been met in order to give assurances that the Bayou Corne area is safe for the return of evacuated residents. “The work of this commission is crucial to the future of public safety in the Bayou Corne area,” DNR Secretary Stephen Chustz said in a prepared statement announcing the 13 appointments. “We must ensure we have done all that we can to get the right people to provide the right answers in making recommendations for the future of the people who want to return,” Chustz said. The secretary made the appointments in consultation with Jim Welsh, state Commissioner of Conservation, and Kevin Davis, director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the statement says. The Office of Conservation is part of DNR. Gov. Bobby Jindal called for formation of the commission earlier this month after meeting with Assumption Parish public officials and Texas Brine executives about the sinkhole. DNR officials said in a statement that the blue-ribbon commission’s first meeting will be held in early April. Patrick Courreges, DNR spokesman, has said some of the group’s meetings would be public, but it was not clear Friday if the panel’s inaugural session would be open to the public or not. Underscoring the lingering concerns about the growing sinkhole and when it may stabilize, yet another round of seismic activity forced parish officials to halt work around the sinkhole Friday morning for the second time in a little more than a week, officials said. John Boudreaux, Assumption Parish’s director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said the seismic activity was detected about 7 a.m. Friday under the sinkhole and the failed Texas Brine cavern. Seismic monitors detected an increase Friday in the “very long period” tremors that scientists have said indicate fluid and gas movement below the sinkhole, parish officials said in a blog post. Parish officials added that Friday’s seismic activity was limited to the sinkhole and the Texas Brine cavern. The activity appears to have had no effect on a second Texas Brine cavern nearby for which structural concerns recently have been raised, parish officials said. Water movement in the sinkhole and increased bubbling along its western edge were also detected Friday, the post says. Boudreaux said work was stopped within the 71-acre area surrounded by a berm mandated to encircle the sinkhole. The shutdown area took in the sinkhole’s lake-like surface. He said crews had been working on oil retardant boom on the sinkhole at the time the work was stopped about 8:30 a.m. Friday. But he said work related to 3-D seismic surveying of the subsurface — which involves the firing of small, buried explosive charges — continued Friday because it is outside the berm area. –The Advocate
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11 Responses to Out of control nightmare: tremors increasing at massive 13-acre Louisiana sinkhole

  1. Helen Parks says:

    I don’t know why I was surprise to find the word ASSUMPTION in the hidden texts but it had more than one line. The result is ASSUMPTION PARISH LIQUATES, a pdf forum on page 13 of http://www.hiddentextSofnostradamus.com
    costs nothing but your time
    the dates seem to be spot on too
    another good one to read is EVENTS PROVEN TRUE (since 2009)

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  2. Patty says:

    The right hand graph is very interesting. What is the size of the sinkhole on top in comparison to the salt dome? We all know what happens when water is added to salt (the salt disintegrates). This is a HUGE catastrophe in the making and it will most assuredly occur. There will, out of necessity, many people from the southern states coming over to the states that line the continental divide as in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and also to the east towards the Appalachia. They will be refugees, camping and in a very sorry state. Many people have been informed of this through visions and dreams. This is a “now” occurence. I hope the “preppers” are into helping others because there will be a true need.

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  3. kennycjr says:

    And they’re using explosives to map it out? What a genius plan.

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  4. Half a million barrells of butane still exist in Crosstex’s caverns, nearby this sinkhole.
    I can’t even imagine what is going to happen – and it really makes me sick.

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  5. Emanni says:

    Exxon under fire as 10k barrels of oil spills on streets, floods Arkansas town
    Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline – which can carry more than 90,000 barrels of Canadian Heavy crude oil per day from Patoka, Illinois, to Nederland, Texas

    http://rt.com/usa/interstate-40-mayflower-arkansas-149/

    Exxon Pipeline Breaks in Arkansas

    Exxon pipeline erupts and floods Arkansas town

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  6. Emanni says:

    More North American Sinkholes Opening Up

    Sinkhole swallows two cars in parking lot near Montreal airport

    http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/03/31/sinkhole-swallows-two-cars-in-parking-lot-near-montreal-airport/

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  7. Ranger says:

    When will the care of humans be put above the care for profits and gain?
    We are definitely a species bent on destroying our own kind. Money, Profit, Gain, and Greed have been put well above the care and love of our fellow man. It is truly sad.

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    • nickk0 says:

      Ranger: It will stop – When they run out of humans, that can be exploited.

      As the Cree Prophesy stated:
      “When all the trees have been cut down,
      when all the animals have been hunted,
      when all the waters are polluted,
      when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
      only then will you discover you cannot eat money.”

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  8. Shilah says:

    makes me wonder if it may have been a sinkhole that swallowed Dathan & Abiram
    (see Numbers 16: 20 – 34)…

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  9. Rosanna Marie says:

    Makes me wonder if Satan is trying to drag us into hell…literally, into the core of the earth. He will do anything he can to get us there…but remember, he can’t take our soul if we are in the state of grace.

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  10. The Fool on the Hill. says:

    It’s now or never. People need to move away from war and poison. There are plenty of clean energy solutions. We are all in this together, and if we sit back and let the crazies kill it all, they will. They are well on their way to fulfilling their mentally dysfunctional planet killing. “I’m gonna die so screw everything else” is a catastrophic way of thinking, and this is being borne out.
    Think globally, but beware the “Globalists”. They are the planet killers, they just don’t give a damn, and it is up to those that wish to live in a sustained world to curtail the worst among us, who have always been with us, who have always told us what to do. Time to stop listening. They won’t listen to us, why should we listen to them?
    “Us” and “Them” can be a poor way to describe Us, but if We don’t Wake Up, the worst among us will kill us all. Time to think differently. Time to put down the gun and the bankbook and look at your gardening tools. The Earth Mother Spaceship is not and was not designed to be a lifeless post nuclear slag heap, or a poisoned cauldron of lifeless chemicals. If it was, we wouldn’t be here in the first place. I think it’s high time we decide if we want to be here or not. I think if we do not actively choose Life, right now, we will be choosing extinction instead.

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