posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 06:40 PM
Anyone actually informed on this knows it for what it is:
An unfortunate, limited, and containable local emergency. Yes, it is a real thing happening. No, it isn't going to involve a massive explosion or the
loss of tons of life or even affect all that much wildlife and will only affect a few people (God help them)
The hysteria surrounding this is mostly spurred by an advertisment driven blog called the Examiner, fanned by radical enviro groups who will use
anything, even if completely unrelated, to go after the oil and gas business in the state.
The "conspiracy" is simply a case of a Texas brine extraction company basically mining the salt for 30 years and capping the "dome". The integrity
of the dome was called into question, the state DNR (Dept of Natural Resources) knew about that and did pretty much nothing. Then a year later this
sinkhole begins to develop. All natural gas pipelines in the immediate area were cut off and re-routed. The butane well is still a concern but remains
an unlikely scenario. And no, like an earlier poster stated, it would not "ignite a dirty bomb". The worst case is a big nasty fire that will send
lots of nasty smoke into nearby communities, and depending on wind, into the large metro areas of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. But again, an unlikely
Any speculation that the cop shootings in the Valero Refinery parking lot are in any way connected to the sinkhole are based on absolutely nothing but
frantic ranting at this point? Why shoot 2 local cops over this?
Anyway- DNR head has already resigned and the Texas company is being forced to pay for the response efforts and will surely be sued. It is shame
altogether, but please, lay off the extreme sensationalism!