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A massive sinkhole near Daisetta, Texas, continues to expand (Is this normal?!)

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posted on May, 7 2008 @ 09:33 PM
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DAISETTA, Texas — A massive sinkhole, which has swallowed up oil field equipment and some vehicles, continued to grow Wednesday just outside the southeast Texas community of Daisetta.

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Could this be tied in with all the earthquakes lately?




posted on May, 10 2008 @ 04:15 PM
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Here is an update...


The saltwater disposal company nearly devoured by a giant sinkhole this week in Liberty County was injecting sometimes double the amount of saltwater into the ground that its state permit allowed.

But officials with the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates such permits, stressed Friday that the cause of the sinkhole in the small town of Daisetta has not been determined.

"We have no proven link between Deloach and the sinkhole," commission spokeswoman Ramona Nye said.

Deloach Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal Co. declined comment Friday on the commission's notice that the company had violated its permit by dumping 128,000 to 192,000 barrels a month down its disposal well. Its permit allowed 90,000.

The company injected about 800,000 barrels more than the 1 million barrels that the permit authorized in 2007, Nye said.

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Why follow the regulations when there is money to be made. May be this isn't the cause but it sure seems very likely.

I am always a bit concerned about injection wells and how they are managed as there are a few in my area.

Some one else has paid a price for energy companies make money. The Texas RailRoad Commission seem to keep a watchful eye but incidents like this make me wonder just how well they are watching.



posted on May, 10 2008 @ 08:54 PM
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Texas is a strange place at the moment. Last month Texas had the largest,in the history of the United States ever CPS kidnapping and also last month Texas had the biggest ever spike in the number of people applying for handgun permitts. There is definitly something odd at work in Texas.



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