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Okay Puterman- here's a question. We have the 'cultural' readings that are showing up on the monitors. The traffic, drills and machines all seem to show up and I accept that. I recall prior to the sinkhole opening up, I read a report of a lady originally from CA saying that she was feeling earthquakes. The area is like Jello (IMO), could this be the reason things like cultural noise being picked up so easily? They don't seem to be earthquakes but they are. So now my question.... what is the correct term (word)?
A 400-foot deep sinkhole in Louisiana is expanding and today swallowed the boat of two cleanup workers who had to be rescued from the hole. Officials are still fearful of the possibility of explosions from nearby gas-filled caverns.
Originally posted by CajunBoy
Keep an eye on seismo LA09, many residents been talking about that one and the readings it has been picking up. The last 48 hours have been weird. Odor has been getting stronger and stronger.
Official: Earth moved under giant sinkhole for 4 minutes
A “Burp” occurred and sent oil and debris to the surface after a four hour long seismic event.
An event occurred at the sinkhole around 11:30 pm today which is being considered as a “burp”.
I am still thinking about this statement. I wish we had details on how long the water was 6 inches lower. Is this meaning that all 8 acres of water dropped 6 inches? That's a good amount of water. Not much research out there on sinkholes burping but I haven't given up looking.
Boudreaux said before the sinkhole disgorged the material, the water level dropped by about 6 inches and then returned to its original level.
Originally posted by PuterMan
reply to post by AuntB
I have spend a huge amount of time this afternoon trying to get and exact latitude and longitude of this sink hole but it is my contention that the seismos installed are NOT to monitor the sink-hole but to monitor the salt dome, over which they are installed.
Oil and gas production and processing operations sometimes cause naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) to accumulate at elevated concentrations in by-product waste streams
Much of the petroleum in the earth's crust was created at the site of ancients seas by the decay of sea life. As a result, petroleum deposits often occur in aquifers containing brine (salt water). Radionuclides, along with other minerals that are dissolved in the brine, precipitate (separate and settle) out forming various wastes at the surface:
mineral scales inside pipes
contaminated equipment or components
Because the extraction process concentrates the naturally occurring radionuclides and exposes them to the surface environment and human contact, these wastes are classified as TENORM.
Because radium levels in the soil and rocks vary greatly, so do their concentrations in scales and sludges. Radiation levels may vary from background soil levels to as high as several hundred nanoCuries per gram.
An estimated 30 percent of domestic oil and gas wells produce some TENORM (McA88). In surveys of production wells in 13 states, the percent reporting high concentrations of radionuclides in the wells ranged from 90 percent in Mississippi to none or only a few in Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming (McA88). However, 20 to 100 percent of the facilities in every state reported some TENORM in heater/treaters.
Because of concerns that some pipes may have contaminated the surrounding environment, radiological surveys were conducted by EPA's Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility. These surveys showed that some equipment and disposal locations exhibited external radiation levels above 2 mR/hr and radium-226 soil contamination above 1,000 pCi/g. Some contamination had also washed into a nearby pond and drainage ditch at one site, as well as into an agricultural field with subsequent uptake of radium by vegetation.
As one of the fields which obey the general inverse square law, a point radiation source can be characterized by the relationship below whether you are talking about Roentgens , rads, or rems . All measures of exposure will drop off by inverse square law
Within a couple of seconds.
Originally posted by BrieBird
All right this is from Idahopicker three new major events pertaining to the sinkhole today: 1) LEAN (a Lousianna evironmental group) has found hydrocarbons in the blood of individuals around the area of the sink hole.
2) LA08 the monitor over the butane cavern experienced major activity this morning
3) Cholride is now migrating from the sinkhole into the mississippi river and the aquafir.