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Originally posted by BrieBird
Dow chemical what a nasty company they are...I am not surprised that their dirty little hands are in on this one.
Originally posted by Kituwa
I know this isnt about LA but it involves methane gas popping up in several other areas! What's going on?
Boston (maybe someone can fix, I dont know how to post a pic)
Originally posted by AuntB
reply to post by happykat39
So my question now is "Just how many more caverns and rock domes are we finally going to see compromised before this plays out?"
I am confused, I thought we were into the speculation and assumption that the whole dome was compromised. The methane is coming out in a very large area from the sinkhole. The sinkhole was (as we were told) from the collapse of the cavern but the bubbling sites have never been explained. Now this finding by CB does make sense as to why the bubbling sites are so far out. Actually I am going to go see if I can locate a map of the bubbling sites. It has been a while since we have seen those....
PS- Kat, I will do what I can to follow your instructions and post an image properly.
edit on 12-12-2012 by AuntB because: picture- working on download
The Department of Health & Hospitals (DHH) and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) along with parish officials have scheduled a briefing for Bayou Corne residents specific to health concerns.
Information relative to updates of the sinkhole situation will not be presented at the meeting.
The meeting will be focused on concerns brought up by residents to DHH & DEQ in past briefings.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Assumption Parish Community Center at 4910 Highway 1 in Napoleonville.
Bayou Frack-Out: The Massive Oil and Gas Disaster You've Never Heard Of I truly believe that there could be some truth to this article. The salt dome could be "fracking-out".
Geologists and state officials now believe that Texas Brine's production cavern below Bayou Corne collapsed from the side and filled with rock, oil and gas from deposits around the salt formation. The pressure in the cavern was too great and caused a "frack out." Like Mother Nature's own version of the controversial oil and gas drilling technique known as "fracking," brine and other liquids were forced vertically out of the salt cavern, fracturing rock toward the surface and causing the ground to give way. "In the oil field, you've heard of hydraulic fracturing; that's what they're using to develop gas and oil wells around the country ..."What is a frack-out is, is when you get the pressure too high and instead fracturing where you want, it fractures all the way to the surface," said Gary Hecox, a geologist with the Shaw Environmental Group, at a recent community meeting in Assumption Parish. Texas Brine brought in the Shaw group to help mitigate the sinkhole.