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Originally posted by KaiserSoze
I haven't had a chance to verify details yet, but news is coming out that there was a shooting at a Valero refinery about ten miles away from the sinkhole. Shooting was at a subcontractors parking lot with 4 sheriff's deputies involved 2 dead, 2 wounded. 2 shooters dead as well I believe.
May or may not be related, I don't know. But with what is happening down there it could well be.
Several shooters are not a "disgruntled former employee". so this is obviously something else. Could they be current employees trying to stop something catastrophic from happening? Perhaps bad guys that got caught trying to make something catastrophic from happening? Any other ideas?
Here is a link to a current ATS thread regarding the shooting.
Two Louisiana Police Officers Died After Early Morning Shooting
edit on 16-8-2012 by KaiserSoze because: I can count to potato
edit on 16-8-2012 by KaiserSoze because: My favorite color is marbles
Originally posted by aboutface
reply to post by AuntB
It feels as though I'm im a movie theater, knowing the potential harm and waiting to see what happens if the butane storage cavern is breached,
In the meantime, has there been a proposal to move the butane elsewhere? Seems to me that's what has to be done. Hope everyone stays safe.edit on 16-8-2012 by aboutface because: (no reason given)
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) had quietly permitted Texas Brine Company LLC to pump radioactive waste into its now failing cavern near the sinkhole DNR also hid documents showing that cavern may have had problems since 2010.
In the meantime, officials and residents are left to worry about the possibility of an explosion.
All of the neighboring natural gas pipelines that were of concern last week have been depressurized and emptied, but the nearby caverns are still causing concern.
One cavern that contains 940,000 gallons of butane is of particular concern, Torres said. It's about 2,000 feet from the sinkhole.
Authorities are concerned about the massive explosion that could result from the butane's release to the surface if the sinkhole were to expand far enough to reach it.