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Originally posted by CajunBoy
reply to post by happykat39
Ok, watched the video and yes that study with the blood samples has been and continues to be done. Hell, I would hate to see what my blood contains, I eat seafood 3 to 4 times a week depending on the season.
Now onto the chloride... What I believe it is is brine. It could be the brine they are pumping into the dome or in fact some of the dome is washing away... Can't jump to any real conclusion off a few tremors and brine popping up in the Mississippi. If it is in the Mississippi, I really don't want to hear about the samples from Bayou Lafourche, to scared to find out.
To me, it is just a train crash happening in slow motion and there is nothing on God's green earth we can do to stop it. Except minimize the damage. Just like happykat said
Now that the meetings are getting fewer and fewer, residents are starting to get angry and forgotten. Don't be surprised if some protest break out. I ask everyone of y'all to mail your congressman or senator. Contact groups such as Sierra Club, Green Peace, PETA. The residents in Bayou Corne, Pierre Part, and Grand Bayou are in desperate need of help.edit on 30-11-2012 by CajunBoy because: (no reason given)
That monitor being at the butane storage site and looking like it does for as long as it does, if not from the activities related to emptying it, is seriously disturbing.
LA08 the monitor over the butane cavern experienced major activity this morning
Not sure what to make out of this.
But things don't stay still for long at the hole. After Thanksgiving, the hole burped up vegetative debris on Nov. 27, and hydrocarbons rose from beneath the hole, according to the Assumption Parish Police Jury. Trees fell in that day and the next. Boom was repositioned to contain hydrocarbons on the surface.
Texas Brine said sinkhole measurements taken on Nov. 14 and reported on Nov. 27 showed the hole had deepened by 30 feet to 145 feet since Nov. 1.
As for tremors, Landry said "I haven't felt them, but other people have. U.S. Geological Survey experts tell us the Aug. 3 collapse of the cavern knocked off large chunks of salt, causing tremors. USGS says the tremors are internal or localized and were not caused by broader seismic activity."
On Nov. 23, the Assumption Parsh Police Jury said "Dr. Will Pettitt, principal geophysicist at Itasca Consulting Group, reviewed seismic data recorded overnight on Nov. 20 to 21. Long-period seismic tremors and micro-earthquakes have been observed." Itasca Consulting, based in Minneapolis, was hired by Shaw to examine the collapsed rock zone under the sinkhole. The area's long-period, seismic tremors are belived to hav been caused by gas or fluid movements through the collapsed zone below the hole on the edge of the salt dome.
"Micro-earthquakes of this nature are typically associated with small-scale rock movements, and are believed to be occurring in the collapse zone," according to the Assumption Parish Police Jury.
Prior to that, Texas Brine on Oct. 1 was ordered by the state to do a geologic survey and collect relevant data. Cranch said "we submitted a subsurface survey plan to the state's Dept. of Natural Resources and are waiting to hear back about it."
Evacuees don't know when they'll be able to return. "We're waiting for air monitors, waiting to see more flaring of gas," Landry said. "We expect to attend another community meeting in the first or second week of December."
He continued "I feel the authorities and Texas Brine are telling us most of what we need to know, and people in the community are staying on top of that information. But we're frustrated because there are still so many unknowns. Florida and other states have sinkholes but the dynamics are fairly unique here in that oil and gas are involved. And from what I can tell, this shouldn't even be called a sinkhole. Geologically, what we had was a collapse." end