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Originally posted by Glinda
I checked the Cleveland local media this am...NO further updates have been given on the Cargill mine situation, but I did find this from Fox8 in Cleveland...it gives a bit more info than yesterday's Plain Dealer story did. Most fascinating to me, 2 pull quotes 1) This current shifting is NOT the first time in the 50 year history of the Cargill mine that this type of incident has occurred; and 2) it was mentioned that this shift COULD be due to the "crushing weight of Lake Erie ABOVE the salt mine/seam. Odd, almost hyperbolic wording to me atleast.
Was too busy at work yesterday to research faultline maps and overlay on Cargill mine map...the seam/tunnels/caves are massive. Here is just a Wiki map of the land side part of the operation:
Again, I hope to have some free time to find the actual footprint of the mine UNDER the Lake and then find faultline.
Fortunately, NO news (updates) I'll take as "good news."
Neil Wells, a geology professor at Kent State University, doesn't have specific knowledge of the mine conditions, but he thinks the chances of a permanent mine closure are "pretty slim."
That doesn't mean something calamitous couldn't happen, he said, as it did nearly twenty years ago in western New York.