Originally posted by CajunBoy
reply to post by thepolish1
I wish I could, but I will be working for during the super bowl lol.
Even if the people moved back, what kind of water system do they have there? Is it all private wells or town water system? With the way bubble spots keep popping up, I would agree with John B- year +
Originally posted by CajunBoy
Word of mouth report: That lunch John Boudreaux had with the guy from Texas Brine was definitely sinkhole related. Still no word on what it was about but a resident had walked up to them and had a conversation about how long the evacuation will last. John B. told him as long as a year and the TB guy said it was completety unreasonable, it could be lifted as early as April.
Looks like the state and the company are not even close on this.
Five weeks after our last update of December 24 on the Bayou Corne sinkhole, we are finding that things actually look a bit worse. The water levels seems higher, and the work efforts appear to have subsided. Equipment has been removed, and the homes to the west and northwest of the sinkhole look seriously unpopulated.
The recent seismic activity has people and the government concerned, and evacuees cannot expect to be able to return to their homes or communities any time soon.
The following Google Earth maps of our flight track show the background as it looked long before this sinkhole developed (the image is stamped with "©2013 Google" but the Google image was not taken in 2013!). The blue line is our flight track; each photo is a progressively tighter zoom in. The third photo of the sinkhole in this group will give you a quick idea of how much the immediate area has changed, and how large a sinkhole has developed where previously there was none. Many more photos plus a video are included below.
Concerned citizens have kept information flowing with Facebook and email, and many have posted regular aerial videos on youtube (see, e.g., this summary of videos between August 2012 and January 2013). Please see our December 24 and August 13 articles also for comparison with our prior photos and videos.
Originally posted by happykat39
I would have really liked to have read that! Are you sure it isn't still where you originally posted it?
What are you talking about? If you are speaking of the evacuation of the homes, well officials have failed to enforce. From what I have read people are still there- by choice and the officials have not removed the people. Example: The guy at Mt. St Helens, he refused to leave, he stayed and he died but it was his choice, he was responsible for himself.
Originally posted by CajunBoy
Wow, it totally slipped my mind about the evacuation. Anyone else just realized that of something were to happen no one would be liable?
January 30, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m. Assumption Parish Community Center This public meeting will consist of Texas Brine officials providing information specific to their activities.
The Texas Brine Sinkhole Project Raises Concerns About Potential Effects From Seismic Waves On Resident's Property, Scientist Believe Salt Cavern In Napoleonville Dome Failed Far Underground!
Consultants working with Texas Brine Co. LLC to create finely detailed images of subsurface features beneath an 8.6-acre sinkhole and nearby swampland communities sought Wednesday night to allay concerns about potential effects from the seismic work. Confronting the consultants were not only people worrying about what the seismic waves might do to their properties but also some audience members’ expressions of continuing frustration and skepticism stemming from the nearly six-month evacuation ordered just after the sinkhole erupted Aug. 3 in northern Assumption Parish swampland near Bayou Corne.
Hill said the vibrations would be less than the shaking caused by the 18-wheelers that regularly drive by on La. 70 South through the Bayou Corne area. He said that the new seismic images will be compared with 3-D seismic imagery taken of the same area in 2007. “Now we’re trying to put together an image from before and after. We really don’t know what ‘right now’ looks like, and until we do, we’re kind of all guessing,” Hill said.
Consultants grilled over seismic work
BY DAVID J. MITCHELL
River Parishes bureau
January 31, 2013
NAPOLEONVILLE — Consultants working with Texas Brine Co. LLC to create finely detailed images of subsurface features beneath an 8.6-acre sinkhole and nearby swampland communities sought Wednesday night to allay concerns about potential effects from the seismic work.
Under a modified order from the Louisiana Office of Conservation, Texas Brine is planning to create a three-dimensional seismic image peering as far down as 7,000 feet beneath the sinkhole area.
Scientists believe a Texas Brine salt cavern in the Napoleonville Dome failed far underground, causing the sinkhole to form and releasing crude oil and gas from the formations in contact with the big salt dome.
But Hill and other Texas Brine consultants were confronted with questions about whether termites would be stirred up by the energy waves or whether the seismic could void their termite contracts. Residents also voiced concerns about the company’s agreement to allow access and what effect the seismic waves would have on residents’ property.
January 31, 2013 - UNITED STATES - A community in Assumption Parish meeting got heated after Texas Brine Officials and representatives from it’s contracted companies tried to give an update to residents of Bayou Corne...
“I don’t trust anything that we’ve heard so far,” Wallace Cavalier, Bayou Corne resident, exclaimed. “We hear the same thing over and over again. Everything is safe. They have an answer for everything, and they really don’t know nothing. Mother nature is going to have to handle this.”... “I don’t see any scientist or anybody in this world correcting this problem,” Cavalier disagreed. “Mother nature is going to have to correct this problem."... “We are tired and this is getting even worse. Unbelievable,” [Kenny Simoneaux, Bayou Corne resident] stated... “The land is contaminated.The water is contaminated. The air is contaminated. It is not a safe place for anyone to live,”
"We've been out of our homes for six months now. We are looking for some realistic answers. We are getting tired of hearing all the technical jargon," Kenny Simoneaux, Bayou Corne resident, shouted.
"Of course I've been out of first grade for awhile now. A first grader could have understand how he was talking," Simoneaux was outraged. "I hate being talk down to that way."
A second meeting is scheduled for February 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Assumption Community Center. The meeting will only be state and local officials answering questions.