posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 04:19 PM
Alright, hello everyone. Cajunboy here. I am ATS "boots on the ground" for the bayou corne sinkhole. I have been in contact with many residents and
visited the site many of times.
I would like to begin by going post by post correcting or answering question y'all may have.
1. There is little to no fracking going on in South East Louisiana. We have fairly soft ground in the delta that fracking is not needed. The process
that this disaster happen is a semi-natural semi-man made fracking. When the cavern wall failed it displaced a lot of soil and earth which caused a
natural fracking process. The oil (still unknown orgins) found the path of least resistance and came out through the hole.
2. As for the Natural Gas. In 2003, there was a cavern in the Napoleonville salt dome (not Oxy#3) that was drilled out by Dow Chemical Company. After
a few years Dow sold the cavern to Gulf South. Gulf South used the cavern to store Methane. The well casing ruptured and an estimated 1+million
gallons of liquid methane escaped. Under pressure methane is a liquid. Methane started bubbling up in the bayous of Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou. It is
unknown if all the methane had escaped to the earth surface. The bubbling that is going on now is believed to be trapped deposits of methane gas from
the 2003 Gulf South Event. Not only has the bubbling started up again in Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou when the sinkhole formed, but bubbling has
started in Bayou Lafourche. (Bayou Lafourche passes in my back yard).
3. We have been receiving a lot of rain, but the water you see in the sinkhole is not water, it is brine. The nice liquid that was being stored in
Oxy#3. In the last thread I was in, we came to the conclusion that everytime we received a heavy rain down here, something new happens. We either get
growth of a spurt of H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide). We have been getting a lot of rain in the past couple of weeks.
4. On the political front of this disaster. Our governor Bobby "Piyush" Jindal is MIA. He is too worried about his presidential bid in the 2016
election. Our own Lt. Gov was on a radio show earlier this week and said he rarely talked or seen Bobby since he took the office of Lt. Gov. There has
only been 1 person who talked to Bobby Jindal one time on this issue, it was the head of the DNR.
5. On the residential front. The residents are starting to give in. They have a feeling of being forgotten. The meetings are growing further and
further apart. The flyovers are getting more rare.
I visited Bayou Corne this week to get a feel for things. Not much activity. I am trying to get my boat fixed up to go and do a little filming of some
of the bayou sites.
Also, seen a post about Louisiana is sinking. Here is the issue with that. When we levied off the Mississippi river we stopped the natural cycle of
the delta. We stopped the flooding that lays sediment across the land. Louisiana is constantly sinking. Has been for centuries. We don't realize it
because the Mississippi countered that and built up the land. Look up the Baton Rouge-Temperate fault line. Everything south of that has slowly been
sinking into the Gulf. The United States put the bullet in the foot for the people of South Louisiana when the Mississippi got it's levee. We now
worry about erosion and sinking.