Sorry, but it is about darn time people start getting heated up and letting their real emotions show. Polite, respectful and obedient only gets you so far. I have read Cajunboys theory on what he assumes the outcome will be i.e. a fisherman's paradise. That would be nice but to reach that paradise it will take some time, actually lots of time. In the meantime, the unknown is happening and it is affecting a large area.
Viewer discretion is advised. Pissed off Cajuns letting there language fly.
Originally posted by CajunBoy
Hopefully they can answer some of the questions tonight at the meeting.
3. Natural gas venting from the shallow aquifer relief well was resumed after removing more water from the well casing yesterday. The flaring rate more than doubled to approximately 66,000 cubic feet per day. The vented natural gas is being safely flared at the surface.
• Texas Brine conducted the following operations on their investigatory well: • Collected a total of 4467 bbls(cumulative total as of 12 November 2012) of hydrocarbons from the Oxy 3A Cavern. • Flared a total of 581 mcf of metered gas(cumulative total as of 12 November 2012) • Flared a total of 267 mcf of metered gas from Texas Brine’s vent well as of 13 November
• Flared a total of 34 mcf of metered gas from the ORW-4 vent well as of 13 November
• Air Monitoring Sample Data
– SEET has received and is analyzing community ambient air sampled 10/15/2012-11/8/2012 (MultiRAE). SEET will issue a letter to the parish in reference to these findings once the review of the data has been completed.
– SEET has received and is analyzing sample results for air at bubble sites collected 10/15/2012/2012-11/8/2012 (MultiRAE). SEET will issue a letter to the parish in reference to these findings once the review of the data has been completed.
– SEET has received and is analyzing sample results for air collected on 11/8/2012 (MultiRAE) from a Bayou Corne residence. SEET will issue a letter to the parish in reference to these findings once the review of the data has been completed.
– To date outdoor air monitoring has been conducted in response to the receipt of 97 rite of passages.
– Indoor air monitoring has been conducted in response to the receipt of 23 rite of passages. Private residence air monitoring is available for scheduling upon citizen completion of the Right of Entry form. Please call (225) 219-3015 to notify DEQ if you desire monitoring.
– As of 12 November, Texas Brine has removed 123 roll off boxes hydrocarbon contaminated debris.
– As of 12 November, Texas Brine has removed approximately 1900 Barrels of hydrocarbons from the surface of the sinkhole.
Next Operational Period (13-16 Nov 2012) Incident Action Plan
– Continue to flare the ORW-4 on the south side of Hwy 70.
– Shaw E&I contractor will be installing a separator and flare on ORW-2
– Shaw E&I contractor will be reworking ORW-1 with the possibility of additional perforations
For Immediate Release Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 Contact: Phyllis Darensbourg, 225.342.0058
Office of Conservation Orders Texas Brine to Take Further Steps to Protect Public Safety Directive specifies network of observation/vent wells, monitoring wells, subsidence benchmarks and home monitoring BATON ROUGE
– Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh today ordered Texas Brine LLC to install a network of observation/vent wells, pressure monitoring wells and elevation benchmarks for subsidence monitoring in the Bayou Corne area to ensure the public’s safety. The commissioner also ordered the company to assume responsibility for operating the observation/vent wells already installed by the Office of Conservation’s contracted agent, Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, and to provide containment around the sinkhole area to prevent any release of oil into nearby waterways. The new orders under the existing Declaration of Emergency and Directive also specifically require Texas Brine to install in-home monitors to detect possible natural gas accumulations and to upgrade home ventilation for all slab-foundation buildings within the Bayou Corne evacuation area established by Assumption Parish. These additional orders are needed because of the potential for methane accumulation connected to the failure of Texas Brine’s nearby brine mining cavern.