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Doctors and toxocologists that responded to the BP oil spill said: "If you've smelled it, you've been poisoned", and "There is no safe level of toxins".
i know the likelihood of any connection is slim, however, since it's 1 planet and we're all connected at some point ... i thought this might help increase the information pool being used to assess this situation.
being from FL, i am luckily in one of the few counties that does not suffer frequent sinkholes, however, in researching this state over the years, i've come to learn that not all of them are in "public access" locations.
here's one article you might be able to use as a lead or at least to inquire of those who may know where or how to look next.
here, we have a Sinkhole Clearinghouse that harbors info purposely kept out of the public eye ... you may have similar there.
211 property insurers responded that claims increased from 2,360 in 2006 to 6,694 in 2010, totaling 24,671 claims
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The company’s Sinkhole Clearinghouse gives participating carriers access to an exclusive claims database. Currently, it contains more than 12,000 sinkholes “not available from public sources,” according to Munson.
not sending you on some wild goose chase or anything, just trying to garner as much info as we can.
Louisiana State Representative Joe Harrison: The potential of it is substantial.
Host Marlin Folse: It could go a lot further?
Harrison: Yes, and that is the concern.
Folse: Are you convinced… are the people being leveled with up to this point before the meeting, if they’ve got about all of information that you need to get out, or do you think they’re still hiding some underneath the carpet?
Harrison: There is still a lot of information that has to come out. A lot… I don’t want to misspeak or start any rumors or make accusations, that’s not what my job is.
It amazes me that they have yet to release to test results of what is at the bottom of that cavern. CB- next meeting see if you can get someone to ask for those results. They have to know.
Originally posted by happykat39
reply to post by CajunBoy
It appears to me that we are getting WAY TOO FAR into this situation for them to be calling meetings with no new information. Someone has to be asleep at the wheel. Either that or someone who stands to lose a lot is stalling for time to cover their collective a$$es. I don't know which is worse, not knowing anything after this much time or deliberate obfuscation. Either way the real losers will be the people who live in the area of the sinkhole.
I don't recall officials ever saying that the natural gas was at explosive levels.
On June 22 state officials began monitoring the gas coming up from the bayou for hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and the explosive levels of natural gasses.
I don't recall reading that they were removing oil this week. I thought this statement above was questionable.
Texas Brine removed 1,320 barrels of oil from its failed cavern between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday evening and replaced the oil with an equal amount of brine to keep the cavern formation stable.
Texas Brine Facility
Oxy 3-A Cavern Well –
· Shut in to build pressure
Vent Well to Top of Aquifer –
· Shut in, awaiting adjustment to improve flaring efficiency
Vent Well to Top of Cap Rock –
· Shut in pending plug and abandon operations
Sinkhole Site –
· No cleanup operations today
Observation/Vent Well #1 –
· Casing perforated in preparation for flaring operations – monitoring pressures to determine impacts of nearby flaring of Observation/Vent Well #2
Observation/Vent Well #2 –
· Flaring gas at 42 mcf/day
Observation/Vent Well #3 –
· Preparing well to begin flaring operations
Observation/Vent Well #4 –
· Shut in, making adjustments to improve flaring efficiency
Bayou Corne Community
· Participating in ongoing in-home monitoring effort with DEQ
Originally posted by CajunBoy
reply to post by AuntB
It wasn't the natural gas was at explosive levels, it was a new gas coming out that at low concentrations would kill or explode. Hydrogen Sulfide has been detected this week at a vent well site. H2S is what escalated the dangerousness of this situation this week.
Irregularities in the thickness of salt dome cap rock are associated with similar irregularities in the top of the salt. These irregularities may result from spines of movement which serve as avenues for the expulsion of cap rock minerals. The presence of hydrogen sulphide, sulphur and pressured brine at depth in salt domes adds support to a sub-salt origin for cap rock.
Sub-Salt Origin of Salt Dome Cap Rock
Domes which have undergone the most upward growth are more likely to have a greater number of the minerals which precipitated early in the evaporite sequence.
Thanks for backing me up on that CB. I couldn't recall the natural gases being at explosive levels. I recall all of the bubbling monitors stating that the levels were not at explosive levels. So I would say we have an article that maybe sensationalizing the facts.