posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 09:59 AM
Also, all these fires, they chew up oxygen. That'll mean less oxygen in the air to breathe AND less oxygen in the waters, making the waters go
anoxic even faster, allowing those ancient bacteria to spread faster, and produce yet more hydrogen sulfide, causing more fires...yada yada. That's
what I mean about this being unstoppable. How can we interrupt this chain of self-reinforcing events? If we could do it, we'd have done it BEFORE it
began to spiral out of control. It looks too far along now to do much of anything about it, which means mere mitigation isn't going to solve our
problems. Adaptation to a new reality is the only choice other than extinction, and that means getting away from the atmosphere, probably for a very,
very, very long time.
And then there is the story about the Mississippi River ferry in Chalmette, MS where many passengers were sickened as the boat was out on the river.
There were two different instances of chemical smells in this town and both were blamed on a factory there, but yet, executives of the plant denied
that the smell came from them. Officials stuck to their story that it was the plant. Here are two back to back stories from WWL TV.com out of New
Orleans, LA, the first being reported on Dec. 21, 2012 and then the next time the smell struck on Jan. 11, 2013.
From wwltv.com, Dec. 21, 2012
CHALMETTE, La. -- St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office received notice from the Crescent City Connection Division the lower Chalmette-Algiers ferry
being closed after passengers reportedly got sick.
According to the St Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, the notice from a ferry said a "chemical cloud" caused throat and eye irritation to
The ferry was headed to east bank from west bank and had to turn around, according to the sheriff’s office. Louisiana State Police said smoke was
released from RAIN ICC plant on the Mississippi River which had been closed for one week. DEQ has been called to test air quality.
From wwltv.com, Jan. 10, 2013
CHALMETTE, La. -- Jefferson Parish officials are reporting a chemical odor coming from St. Bernard Parish, according to the Jefferson Parish Fire
People in Chalmette and Terrytown are reporting burning eyes and trouble breathing.
The official cause of the odor hasn't been released, but the fire department said the chemical "appears" to be coming from the Rain CII Plant in
St. Bernard Parish.
The fire department said Hazmat crews and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality have been notified.
Here were some of the posts on Twitter and Facebook following the second poisoning that swept the town of Chalmette in January.
“I also heard booms in St. Bernard Parish and also the smell is outrageous. Hope we’re going to be okay.”
“We smell it in the house without going inside and we in Chalmette by the high school and got irritated eyes and bad taste in our mouths and
“I don’t understand why they feel they don’t have to let people know, this is their health and lives. Now I am worried for my relatives
“Should I be concerned? Throat is burning, feeling nausea, eyes and nose are burning.”
“I’ve been inside all night…and eyes are seriously red and constant itching, and tasting something sour.”
Keep in mind this area is at the mouth of the Mississippi River where most agricultural runoff from throughout the Midwest ends up. There is the very
large ‘dead zone’ just off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Not to far north of there is the Louisiana Bayou Corne sinkhole
continuously bubbling up methane gas. There are many issues throughout this area. I don’t know, but I tend to believe the executives of the RainCII
plant when they claim they had nothing to do with these two gas plumes.
A day after the plume, state officials’ verified higher levels of hydrogen sulfide. The RainCII plant maintained that their facility was operating
at normal conditions and adhering to their permits.
Is this just the beginning of these large scale poisonings? This is only two of literally dozens of mass reports of plumes around the planet in the
past couple of years. I expect that the reports will continue and the main stream media will ignore it as long as possible, but eventually, they’ll
have no choice when these mass poisonings result in death, instead of just sickness.
I’ll close out this chapter with a story out of Fond du Lac, WI, November 29, 2013, about a city-wide sulfur smell that remained a mystery. A bad
odor settled over a large part of the city making people feel sick to their stomachs. As the day progressed, the police said they believed it came
from a landfill, but it was never verified. The residents of the city said it smelled of “rotten-egg sulfur.”