reply to post by AuntB
alright Aunt B, in line with the theory you presented a few pages ago, here is a question that has had me scratching my head since i first read it.
why and how was "diesel" detected in the sinkhole ?
diesel is not a naturally occurring substance.
when spilled/leaked, it doesn't usually persist enough to be 'detected' or remedied. (collected)
none of the cavern stores indicate diesel elements (except naphtha), so i doubt the detection was directly from the Dome ... which leaves the
question, how did it get there ?
could it be one of those proprietary components of Corexit ?
is it possible that via sediment absorbtion and wave/current movement, that it has been 'deposited' this far inland ?
more on diesel fuel
Diesel oil is much lighter than water (specific gravity is between 0.83 and 0.88, compared to 1.03 for seawater). It is not possible for this oil
to sink and accumulate on the seafloor as pooled or free oil unless adsorption occurs with sediment. However, it is possible for the diesel oil that
is dispersed by wave action to form droplets that are small enough be kept in suspension and moved by the currents.
Oil dispersed in the water column can adhere to fine-grained suspended sediments (adsorption) which then settle out and get deposited on the seafloor.
This process is more likely to occur near river mouths where fine-grained sediments are carried in by rivers. It is less likely to occur in open
marine settings. This process is not likely to result in measurable sediment contamination for small spills.
and if the following is also true, then why is it still being detected some 7 months later ??
Diesel oil is readily and completely degraded by naturally occurring microbes, under time frames of one to two months.
what is its origin ?
is there an underground breech (storage maybe) of which no one is aware ??
what would cause an ongoing detection ?
if it was it part of the Corexit treatment and heavily saturated throughout the region's sediments, why is it only being detected in the Bayou corne
then, i came across this piece
... which directly links the fracking frenzy with diesel production
the story goes on to mention a production facility could be built for $150 million and last 20yrs, however, the 'technology' would be based on that
from the 1920
Oxford Catalysts is planning a factory in Pennsylvania, near the Marcellus Shale, that may go into production by the end of 2014, using a process
known as Fischer-Tropsch after the German scientists who developed it in the 1920s
forget the entire city deprived of potable water since the shale business boomed and destroyed their future ... see Dimock, PA for details or review
Fischer-Tropsch systems break down gas into carbon monoxide and hydrogen and then recombine the two to make synthetic oil. From there, the liquid
can be converted into diesel, jet fuel and naphtha.
so, there's that naphtha stuff again, yet, no mention of 'storage' ... i wonder how that will evolve ?
there's much more info in the article, those interested should give it a read.
i'm glad someone else mentioned that the Dome had been weakened some years before this sinkhole appeared ... while it might be a contributing factor,
it's not likely a direct cause.
woah, life preservers ??? (i'm still on pg 71)
that one caught me by surprise ... i hope more than the workers heed that warning.
reply to post by parksh
if you apply the runaway train analogy, then greed becomes the fuel in the belly of the beast, not its 'locomotion'.
yes, greed has a huge hand in the development but i assure you, there is an 'organized' attack underway.
thanks for the contribution and please, take off your blinders or the darkness that surrounds us will certainly encompass those you love as well.
?? really ?? the berms are sinking now too ?
it won't be long before the entire pad is gone ... is it still cracking or just the one mentioned previously ?
contaminent containment ??
doesn't look like that's gonna work so well.
ah heck Cajun, forget the detector in the car, get the Heck outta there and take the family with ya.
ah schucks, i'll check back laters, just got word of another family tragedy
so, keep up the good work and get some radon detectors down there !!!