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I know I have been very vocal on the absent Govenor but I finally think I understand why. If Jindal did visit the bayou it would be news. If it is news then attention would be brought to the subject. If attention is brought to the subject people would be demanding results. IMO people do really care about the earth, they get furious when companies do things that affect people, wildlife and the planet itself. People still haven't got over the outrage of the BP oil spill. If the general public learned that year prior Texas Brine wrote a letter concerned that the cavern may have issues and if the public learned that the letter was filed without raising flags, outrage would be abundant. I learn most of my news from The Advocate. That seems to be the most trustworthy news source. The other news sources covering this issue (Examiner & enews) are not taken seriously by the public.
Originally posted by CajunBoy
reply to post by happykat39
The Parish officials have been trying there damnest to get this fixed and protect the citizens they were elected by. Were the breakdown happens is at the state level and the federal level remains quiet. If the federal government can declare it a disaster area, things will DEFINITELY be done, well at least I would like to believe things would get done.
Originally posted by TheOtter
Originally posted by AuntB
That is 42 feet of debris. I am not a mathematical genius but I am sure somewhere someone is figuring the mass and dimensions.
Would like to point out in this update that they state the cavern floor has risen... 10 feet since Oct 19th 52 feet since Sept 24th
I like they way they have phrased it. The cavern floor has "risen". It make it sound like the earth is just naturally shifting upwards, rather than the cavern and terrain tumbling into the manmade void. Clever way to minimize it. SMH.
Originally posted by CajunBoy
reply to post by BrieBird
He is now head of the Republicans Governors Associations, he takes that up next week. What I do respect about him is he stayed with his state first even when he was top candidate for a VP run. He has an eye on that 2016 president race now.
But as for the control explosion, it has been used in the oil industry in the past but in a different sense. Whenever they would have an oil gusher than caught flame they would use an explosion to blow it out. That same pressure that would blow out a flame could do a down pressure on the crack and seal it. And if you think about it, if that explosion was to suck in all the air, it wouldn't necessarily ignite the methane
That would be a good question for happykat to answer if that would be plausible.
First of all, the whole area around the salt dome is destabilizing and fracturing.
First of all, the whole area around the sinkhole is destabilizing and fracturing.
My personal opinion as an engineer, but not a geologist, is that such a bomb would be a disastrous mistake and could accelerate the failure of the entire salt dome system.