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The Lake Peigneur disaster - 1980

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posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 08:37 PM
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This happened 30 years ago but given the current discussions of sink holes and drilling, I thought some might find it interesting.

This was an engineering disaster by Texaco in Louisiana that destroyed a very old and productive salt mine and nature area. It's what can happen when a well being drilled hits a mine in a salt dome. The result is extreme.


edit on 6/5/2014 by roadgravel because: typo




posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 09:02 PM
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Holy cow! Messed up that swimming hole. Water has no mercy.



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 09:13 PM
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There is also an entry on Wiki.

On November 20, 1980, a Texaco oil rig accidentally drilled into the Diamond Crystal Salt Company salt mine.



posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: skunkape23

Water and gravity can do some pretty awesome stuff.



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