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I understand what you are saying though I really don't want to accept it. I read your post earlier then did some research. I noticed in my reading that there is a company actually putting natural gas into the dome. I realize the ones closed to the sinkhole are the ones most in danger but to put more gasses in that are seems insane to me. Why? Why would a company put a substance in a salt dome that has a compromised cavern? This situation is far from over and in other areas of this dome it is business as usual.
Originally posted by qmantoo
The other event which cannot be stopped is the Bayou Corne sinkhole which is collapsing and will claim the contents of at least 2 salt dome contents when it collapses. There is explosive gas stored there which is going to be released when the collapse occurs. As I understand it, there is possibly a weakness in the Earth's crust which may cause other problems there too. Although this event is not as far-reaching as Fukushima, if things go badly, it could cause a major loss of life both in the initial explosion and as a result of the periphery damage caused by chemical factories and manafacturing plants, and power stations being affected.
Am I being too dramatic by saying all this? Is it a true summary of the world events right now?
Over the millions of years since, that salt has been loaded – pushed down and weight added – by many kilometers of younger sediments. Because the salt is less dense than the sediments above it, it begins to rise in fantastic pillars known as diapirs, piercements (because they “pierce” the overlying material), or salt domes.
The architecture of these rising salt-cored domes is complicated; they deform the sediments above them. This complexity is one of the main reasons the Gulf of Mexico is the important oil and gas province that it is. The structures produced in the subsurface trap gas and oil against the salt, which itself is impermeable, so those hydrocarbon fluids pond against the sides of the salt, where they can be found and extracted.
Present law provides for penalties for any person who violates a rule, regulation, or order of the commissioner of conservation.
*Proposed law retains present law and provides that any person found to be in violation of any requirement, rule, regulation, or order related to the drilling or use of underground caverns issued by the commissioner may be liable for a civil penalty , to be assessed by the commissioner or the court, of not more than the cost to the state of any response action made necessary by the violation and a penalty of not more than $32,500 per day of the violation. Further provides that if the violation is done intentionally , willfully , or knowingly , or results in a discharge or disposal which causes severe damage to the environment or which endangers human life or death, the person may be liable for an additional penalty of not more than $1 million.
*Proposed law provides that any person found to be in violation of any rule, regulation, or order related to the drilling or use of underground caverns may be subject to revocation or suspension of any permit, license, or variance which has been issued.
*Proposed law provides that any person who has been issued a compliance order or a cease and desist order and who fails to take corrective action within the time specified will be liable for a civil penalty to be assessed by the commissioner or the court of no more than $50,000 per day of the violation.
*Proposed law provides criteria for assessing the amount of the penalty . Proposed law requires the commissioner to provide an opportunity for relevant and material public comment relative to any penalty which may be imposed at a penalty determination hearing.
*Proposed law provides that if the penalty assessed by the commissioner is upheld in full or part, the commissioner will be entitled to legal interest. Further provides that if the penalty is vacated or reduced as a result of an appeal of the assessment, the court will award to the respondent legal interest.
**Effective upon signature of governor or lapse of time for gubernatorial action. (Amends R.S. 30:148.9(B); adds R.S. 30:18(A)(6))
Originally posted by CajunBoy
I'm getting word that the berm is starting to be swallowed up. Started yesterday, if someone already posted this sorry, typing this before reading everything.
Originally posted by qmantoo
I have been collecting RSS feeds on this issue since almost the start and I now have 70 pages(690 items) of RSS items relating to the Bayou Corne Sinkhole. We may find that some of the early ones contain information about the radioactive waste, but the ones I have clicked on, only mention that they said it was NORM waste and they dont specify what constitutes NORM.
I think a letter or question to the right people could prove really useful because if they are asked a direct question, I am sure they can be prosecuted for lying.
Here is an article from the early days.
Here is my site of related RSS feeds (click on "RSS feeds")
NORM_- Naturally Occuring Radioactive Materials......one mother of a dirty bomb in the ground, sorry to say.
Technologically-Enhanced, Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM) is produced when activities such as uranium mining, or sewage sludge treatment, concentrate or expose radioactive materials that occur naturally in ores, soils, water, or other natural materials.
that scenario has been around for about as long as you have or a bit longer.
[color=amber]That is a scenario I haven't seen yet, but it does make a sort of sick sense considering the ethical and moral values of many of our government and business leaders.
That is a scenario I haven't seen yet, but it does make a sort of sick sense considering the ethical and moral values of many of our government and business leaders.
that scenario has been around for about as long as you have or a bit longer. (can link sources from the 70s & early 80s, you interested?)