AP: Over 100,000 gallons of oil mix removed from giant Louisiana sinkhole — “Officials don’t yet know how big it will get”

Published: December 3rd, 2012 at 10:42 am ET
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Title: Texas firm fined over sinkhole in Louisiana says it’s trying
Source: AP
Date: Dec 3, 2012

[Spokesman Sonny Cranch said in a phone interview] Texas Brine has been using containment boom and absorbent boom from the start, and has skimmed 2,700 barrels [113,400 gallons] of oily water from the surface in the three months since debris was cleared from the edges of the sinkhole.

Cranch said figuring out how to permanently block the sinkhole from other waterways is complex in a swamp, especially since officials don’t yet know how big the sinkhole will get [Officials had previously said the maximum size would be 1,400 feet in diameter]. In the meantime, crews move the boom constantly and skimming continues to make sure oil doesn’t get into any waterways, he said.

“It is being controlled,” Cranch said. [...]

Watch: Witness: “Ridiculous” amount of oil outside sinkhole (VIDEO)

Published: December 3rd, 2012 at 10:42 am ET
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27 comments to AP: Over 100,000 gallons of oil mix removed from giant Louisiana sinkhole — “Officials don’t yet know how big it will get”

  • jec jec

    "Controlled????" Really..since it keeps getting bigger! No idea of the potential size/stopping point? No mention of the METHANE gas or the H2S gas either. Or the continual bubbling in the aquifers. Now, since I am not there..guess all I can do is say I really dont think "its contained"…Hope the local ENENEWers can chime in. At least none of the DNR or other posts on local blogs make that statement..guess someone needs to tell the editor of that article to take a new look..


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    100,000 = drop in the bucket
    Controlled?..that incites inappropriate laughter..sorry.


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  • Sol Man

    What's in the oil and where is it being sent?


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    • dosdos dosdos

      Odds are, it's crude from the sands bordering the dome, and odds are, it's being trucked to a refinery, either Houston or Mobile. As for what is mixed in with it, they won't tell under instructions from their lawyers.


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  • irhologram

    Ha, yes, of course, they would know EXACTLY what's' in the unholy mix when they refine it, right? And they are averaging about 30 barrels a day, right?


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Holy Cow! I can't believe no one has commented or noticed this yet. I been following this sinkhole since it began. Do you remember a couple months ago when camp Menden had that so called meteor strike or underground bunker explosion? If you look at the pictures from that event it looks exactly like a missile strike from the debris field. All those explosives they discovered today on the news that was stored above ground was just feet beyond the meteor or missile strike. Someone tried to set those explosives off. That would have inturn probably set off all the saltdome stored fuels. WOW – I say again someone tried to set off all those explosives off at camp minden –
    Look at the news report where it says that witnesses reported something falling from the sky just before the explosions! WTF. Sure looks like someone is trying to blow up louisianna!
    http://www.examiner.com/article/camp-minden-off-limits-until-after-cleanup-military-explosion-statement


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    • Jebus Jebus

      Oh come on TM2020, do you really believe that? From what I gathered, it was just part of the very same 6 million pounds of improperly stored artillery shell explosive, that blew up that bunker. Nothing more than cheap, greedy, corporate, failure to function by Explo Systems Inc…

      Look at the pics of the bunker that was destroyed and think…

      Half of Louisiana town where HBO series 'True Blood' is filmed evacuated as police find 6million POUNDS of illegally-stored explosives

      Louisiana state police are launching a criminal investigation of a company after finding about 6million pounds of explosive material that they say was stored illegally.

      State police say some of the propellant was found spilling out of boxes crammed into buildings, and they have opened a criminal investigation into why the materials were not stored in bunkers at the state-owned site, leased by Explo Systems.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2242120/True-Blood-Louisiana-town-evacuated-police-6m-pounds-explosives.html


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      • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

        You think if infact someone was really trying to blow all that TNT up that they gave a sheet about the true blood cast? Look at the blast pattern and look at the article written in the explosion link I posted where they saw something falling from the sky before the explosion. Are we not suppposed to put 2 and 2 together and at the least consider it as a possibility. Lots of evidence. You be the judge.


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      • markww markww

        6 kiloton nuke is what those would have been if went up like the explosions in Nevada at the rocket plant there was enough here to wipe out 15miles off the map Markww


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    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      That is a very interesting line of thought…. I was actually wondering about that too, but I wasn't looking at any maps. It just sort of entered and left my frame of consciousness…. I keep thinking about what the map of the US is supposed to look like in the future (according to climate science and according to Edgar Cayce-types, etc… ) and everything keeps drawing my attention to what is going on there.


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    OMG Look HERE – Did anyone see on the news today where they discovered tons and tons of illegaly stored above ground explosives that was all stacked up and lined up together at Camp Minden? Do you also remember the huge explosion at Camp Minden a month and a half ago? I always thought that the blast pattern from that explosion looked like a missile strike. Note the explosion area where the train got knocked off the tracks in a v pattern. Here is a link to a news article about that event
    http://www.examiner.com/article/camp-minden-off-limits-until-after-cleanup-military-explosion-statement
    Also note that in the article there were reports of a falling object from the sky just before the explosion. It sure as hell looks like someone tried intentionally to set off all those high explosives to me. What the hell is going on at Camp Minden?????????????


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Sorry for posting same comment twice – thought the first didn't take!


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Here is the article of the 6 million pounds of TNT they discovered out in the open today.
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/03/us/louisiana-gunpowder/index.html


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Can you tell me without a doubt that this was not an attempt to blow the whole kitten kaboodle? Just sayin! Thats why were here isn't it?


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Here is a BS statement on EXPLOS website thats a joke —
    Explo is compliant with DOD safety regulations and uses only proven, environmentally-safe technologies in recycling operations


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    One more observation that could be in play – there was an initial explosion followed by a much bigger explosion – in the military this is known as a secondary explosion which occurs when a missile or bomb hits a target of ammunitions.


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    There is also the possibility of this being an inside job where someone had placed an explosive charge with intentions of setting off the 6 million tons of explosives stored illegaly and improperly outside in the open. Too many coincidences not to consider the possibilities.


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  • irhologram

    So…I, too, thought you had strayed off the reservation…until I looked at the picture in the CNN article you posted. Questions: WHO "discovered" the 8 Million Tons of TNT, which led to its subsequent removal now in progress? since there was so much media attention at the time of the explosion a month ago, why wasn't it discovered then? Is this a new set of TNT explosives and not the same as the munitions that caused the explosion a month ago? If itt's the same TNT that was there a month ago, why didn't it blow up or where was it located in relation to the explosion? Can this site be seen on google maps to assess the proximity of the explosion a month ago? Is Camp Minden on the New Madris fault line or what logistical advantage or weak point in placing it at Minden leads you to believe it would blow up the state of LA? Does TNT become outdated for use or would there be a reason for its disposal transitioning into the open and not in a bunker? WHY was the TNT arranged in a T formation, making it clearly identify able from the air? Why does the T lead to site of the building next to it? What's in the building next to it?


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  • irhologram

    With respect to the number of barrels of oil related products being refined from the sinkhole, the calculation as to the number of barrels a day being removed, I was mistaken and calculated from when the sinkhole first appeared. It would logically be calculated from the date of the first oil being removed. Does anyone know when that was?


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  • irhologram

    The article about Minden says witnesses heard 10 explosions and in another place says MULTIPLE objects with tails fell from the sky. WERE meteors ruled out by radar or satellite evidence? Because I thought that story went away. So you are suggesting these were multiple missiles?


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  • irhologram

    Also, what are the chances of multiple meteors hitting bang on in a small circumference?


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  • irhologram

    Darned iPad spell check. Should have read new Madrid.


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  • irhologram

    So…with respect to any conspiracy afloat…my bottom line question is…was this newly discovered T formation of TNT to have been used in a second attempt to blow up the area because the first attempt failed? I have no opinion on any of this. But as you can see I have multiple questions.


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Attention sinkhole watchers – MUST SEE this video just posted on youtube – explains the BP oil spill connection and fracking connections
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyysIszd11U


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  • FREEDOMROX

    Actually Idaho Picker has followed this as well as the Sinkhole Bugle. Seems Google maps shows these bags lined uo all over Explo's site, so they have been out in the elements for years.
    http://lasinkhole.wordpress.com/

    scroll down a bit and you will see all stories on Doyline and Camp Minden.

    Yes, TM2020. also posted there as well. The whole Blue Plague is a product of Synthia. Made by Synthetic Genomics
    http://www.syntheticgenomics.com/


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    99% of all the questions asked on here regarding the sinkhole, fracking, salt domes, the recent gas explosions, the bp oil spill are answered here – this is the most informative video I have ever seen or heard of. Answered all my questions and validates a lot of my suppositions. This is a MUST SEE VIDEO by all that suscribe to ene or any other alternative news outlet.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyysIszd11U


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    MUST SEE VIDEO – Answers all our questions here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyysIszd11U


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