reply to post by darkstar57
There could very well be it all depends on the size of the other empty (or now partially empty cause it is filling with water). Not all salt
veins/caverns are the same size. IN ADDITION there are numerous secondary wells with in each cavern and more being drilled as potential sources of
air. The caverns are lined by salt and often held up via salt pillers. When water is introduced to these caverns it quickly disolves the salt
including the pillers. The sinkhole is composed of a slurry or mud at this point not just water. If there is indeed a breach in the cavern, the water
of he bayou would have entered and partially filled the cave, dissolving the salt. This will make the cavern unstable. It the cavern collapses it
could create problems with the stability of the surrounding well heads introducing larger amounts of oxygen into the system. Having over 12 years of
college education after highschool, well as professional degree, I have actually taken numerous courses in chemisty, biology and geology of both
college and univeristy level chemistry, please do not attack my knowledge.
Furthermore there are fires that occur underground all the time see link: en.m.wikipedia.org...
The bubbles that started months before the tremors and have increased and continued are guess what.... Oxygen
seems like plenty of oxygen if u ask
me as well as numerous potential avenues through wells and vents, ect.
It is you who seem to lack a basic understanding of geology and commercial mining.
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