posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 02:04 PM
reply to post by AuntB
AuntB, I don't think that there will be a compromise of the entire dome. I believe it is just localized on that 1 cavern. If more was compromised you
will see the hole with a waterfall like on Lake Peigneur. Lake Peigneur is a great example of salt dome failure but it is not exactly like this
sinkhole. With the Lake a drill bit went right into an active salt mine. The rushing water into the mine kept washing out the salt until the mine
reached equilibrium. You are also correct in your assumption on the heavy machinery. A lot of the area is industrial and LA 70 has a lot of heavy
truck traffic. LOL I used assumption in there. Get it Assumption Parish. Sorry lol
As for the Bayou Corne sinkhole, it has reached equilibrium already due to it was already filled with a liquid. So there would not be any moving water
to wash away that salt. What we see now is the sinkhole growing due to the land around it settling. Of course there is still some displacement that
will need to be filled, but now it is in natures hands to finish it off.
To Brie, I really REALLY appreciate your love for the great state of Louisiana. We are unique in so many aspects, from our swamps and wetlands to our
form of government (Napoleonic Code). Hey, some of us are not all that smart, but what we lack in intelligence we make up in common sense. We have
been getting boned by the oil companies since the dawn of hydrocarbons. They dug canals through the swamps and accelerated coastal erosion. We learned
from this and they are no longer allowed to do that. The last big industrial canal I recall being dug was the MrGo in NOLA. They have now had that
sealed off and sediments are starting to build up again.
Even with good intentions building levees we learned it harmed us more than helped. I myself live on Bayou Lafourche, the longest bayou in the world.
Well it is a stagnet ditch now because they dammed it off from the Mississippi and they only pump water in. We are starting to realize it is causing
much harm in Barataria Bay now because the Mississippi sediments are not reaching there. It is trail and error down here, but this land can not afford
that. We can get the land back, we just have to start reversing all that is harmful and only time will repair it.
We should hold oil companies accountable for the damages they do, but I do not believe we should demonize the whole industry. There is many other
smaller contract companies that are contracted by Chevron, Exxon, and BP that employ thousands of workers. At the end of the day, it hurts them just
as much and this is my family, friends, neighbors. I really do not want to see that... Trust me, no one else does either, you probably seen angry
Cajuns, you never want to see a hoard of them.
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