posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 09:33 AM
I have been following this thread as well as several other sources from MSM and alternate media to YouTube. I have read and seen everything from
locals saying there is little or nothing wrong to hysterically screaming alarmists telling us the world as we know it will end in as little as a few
more hours. But I have also seen some officials, both local and federal, saying that there indeed something to worry about including the uncertain
proximity of the sinkhole to a dome storing 1.5 million barrels of liquified butane. In short, there is so much obvious disinformation and ill
informed misinformation as well as some information from sources we should we able to trust (although they are mighty few these days) saying that we
are in the deep doodoo that it is nearly impossible to ascertain what really is true and what is not.
But after careful consideration here is IMHO what I think is most likely the real situation. Graphics of the salt dome system show a seriously complex
set of interconnections between a very large number of salt domes covering a huge area of both the offshore and onshore coastal areas of not only
Louisiana but adjoining states. This means that without some real knowledge of what is underground it is nearly impossible to really know how much
danger the Parish Corne salt dome collapse will present to other salt domes in the area.
It has already been confirmed from at least two agencies, a local sheriff and FEMA or DHS, that there is some radioactive waste storage either in the
collapsing dome or one it is connected to. While that could prove to be quite bad for a small area around the dome it is not going to create an end of
the world scenario for the southeast by itself.
The real threat comes from the possible proximity to other close by domes containing much more dangerous substances. These substances include
natural methane and/or crude oil infiltration under pressure into one or more of the domes as well as stored natural gas (possibly as LNG or high
pressure compressed natural gas), stored diesel fuel and stored liquid butane under high pressure.
It is the high pressure gasses and high pressure liquified gasses that present the most danger to large areas of the southeast. I think most, if not
all, of us have seen news footage of the inferno that can result from the rupture of even a small gas pipeline. Just imagine if a whole salt dome
containing truly massive amounts of any one of these pressurized flammables were to be breached and ignite. Even relatively small ruptures and fires
from a pipeline will have some serious updraft. And when you have updraft you have to have air movement from the surrounding area to feed the updraft.
The updraft from a fully breached and ignited dome of any one of the above mentioned pressurized fuels would also require equally huge amounts of
makeup air from the surrounding area. While the fireball would be devastating for the immediate area it is hard to tell just how far out from the fire
the 100 MPH plus makeup winds would cause total destruction but it would not be pretty. But even that does not threaten the entire southeastern United
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