Highest levels of acetone coming from sinkhole area since monitoring began — Most prevalent volatile compound spikes over weekend (CHART)

Published: August 20th, 2012 at 4:57 pm ET


Title: Mobile Air Monitoring Laboratory
Source: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Date Published: August 20, 2012

Results for volatile compound monitoring from 2 samples collected in the residential area

Acetone concentration in ppbv:

  • Aug 19: 2.14
  • Aug 18: 5.81
  • Aug 17: 2.33
  • Aug 16: 3.64
  • Aug 15: 1.58
  • Aug 14: 2.05
  • Aug 13: 3.39
  • Aug 12: 3.11
  • Aug 11: 4.05
  • Aug 10: 2.23
  • Aug 9: 5.27
  • Aug 8: 3.29 (First sample collected in the residential area)

Recent Air Monitoring Data

Published: August 20th, 2012 at 4:57 pm ET


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8 comments to Highest levels of acetone coming from sinkhole area since monitoring began — Most prevalent volatile compound spikes over weekend (CHART)

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    All it takes is one little spark . . .

  • thuddds

    "ppbv" or "parts per billion volume" is a very small amount. When it reads "ppm" in multiples of 100, it will be a big concern, both for safety and environmental protection.

  • jackassrig

    Acetone is nasty stuff.

  • Atomfritz Atomfritz

    Really mad to use salt caverns as chemwaste dump.
    Maybe there is actually a mix of narcotic aromatics.

    But, in ppb quantities you won't notice anything.

    If concentrations improve, as thudds indicated, Assumption Parish might become a narcotourist paradise for being chemically stoned 24/7 😀

  • Coincidence Theorist

    This weeks meeting of Acetonics Anonymous has been postponed due to a lack of interest.

    Until next week remember "The 3 C's"

    1. CAREFUL lighting cigarettes,
    2. Keep COMBUSTIBLES away from loved ones and children,
    3. CHLORINATED solvents are not your friend…


  • haizedustrium-1234 haizedustrium-1234

    A dozen of Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) found above a salt dome where the quantities are increasing, mixed with 2 dozen stable isotopes of which the quantities are also increasing. The one feeds from the other deep below. NORM for Butane, NORM for Oil, NORM for Natural Gas, NORM for Acetone, NORM for Brine? Does an isotope in transit hide its origin? Fact : they are in transit (changing).

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Thats a fine and dandy report there, don't forget about the NORM in 6 of those caverns. What about now? Those tests are from 7 months ago. Why won't they release lates test results? What about the rdioactive isotopes. Where is the latest report on them? Oh yeah and the latest ari quality reports as well. 7 months ago levels is NOT what the Levels are now. Also would like the contents examined that are in those two giant open storage tanks that the sinkhole has already started undermining and washing out the substructure of. I'm told it's brine solution. Looks more like brine sludge to me. Is there any NORM in those tanks? Openly exposed nonetheless. They could collapse at any minute? WHy aren't they emptying them? Look at the close up picture here to see what I'm talking about.


  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    The brownish-color is a tell-tale sign of fracking waste with mixed actinides.