Brockovich: Residents near giant sinkhole need to get out — Serious gas pressure — Potential for explosion — Homes and land now useless (VIDEO)

Published: March 10th, 2013 at 11:51 am ET
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Title: Brockovich talks sinkhole with Bayou Corne residents
Source: WBRZ
Date: March 9, 2013
h/t Anonymous tip

At 1:00 in

Erin Brockovich: They’re being told, “This is dangerous. Get out.” And they need to get out. That land, those homes, it’s useless now.

They’ve got a situation, they’re trying to tell the community clearly, “This is a mandatory evacuation.” That means danger.

There’s serious gas pressure there. There is absolutely risk and potential for explosion.

UPDATE: Louisiana Governor plans for Sinkhole No. 2 -- Taking 'immediate' action to protect lives

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33 comments to Brockovich: Residents near giant sinkhole need to get out — Serious gas pressure — Potential for explosion — Homes and land now useless (VIDEO)

  • 16Penny 16Penny

    Rainbeaudais,
    Are you still staying? You going to listen to Thad over an environmental attorney? I know Hecox's warning was not enough for you. Again I will ask, what is your threshold for danger? When is it enough to move on?


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    • Thad

      16P
      Before you "quote' me you need to be sure of what I said. For the last month have been suggesting 'get out, or at least have unreplaceables sent out, be packed and ready to run'
      And if you think this is the only forum by which I communicate with Bayou Corne people then yiu have seased playing stupid but are stupid..


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  • markww markww

    RAIN ARE YOU GOING TO THE MEETING THAT IS COMING UP I HAVE SOMETHING I NEED YOU TO ASK IF YOU GO.

    I HAVE WRITTEN TO EVERYONE FROM THE GOV DOWN TO THE SHERIFF HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING RAINBEAUDAIS TAKE MY CONCERN TO THE MEETING PLEASE. I WANT TO KNOW IF THEY ARE GOING TO GET FORUM SETUP BETWEEN PEOPLE LIKE ME AND OTHERS THAT ARE SAFETY/FIRE/AND PROTECTION SPECIALISTS SO WE CAN BOUNCE LIFE SAFETY AND SUGGESTIONS OFF ONE ANOTHER. I WISH TO HAVE SCIENTISTS AND OTHERS CONNECTED. SINCE ENGINEERS CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO MAYBE A PANEL OF US CAN GET THE BALL ROLLING FOR SUGGESTIONS AND HELPS AND MAYBE SOME ANSWERS AND EMERGENCY CONTINGENCIES SETUP THANK YOU

    MARKWW


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  • Lion76 Lion76

    I live in B.R. and the petrochemical cult is alive and well down here. People have been born into it, and it encompasses everything down here. We are merely showroom dummies for these greedy a holes.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    This is the legal advice the people were waiting for.
    I hope they heed it..and heed it quickly.

    Make new lives as quickly as you can.
    Be safe..


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  • jec jec

    Hope the owners of the sinkhole disaster..have deep pockets to cover the homes/land/business damages..and human damages. Its not right to have the innocent victims who live nearby this mess PAY for it all themselves, have to relocate and live out of suitcases, and face major major financial losses. The companies involved, and the State of Louisiana who were the "watch dogs" more like "watch mice" share the blame as well. Hope the "disaster slush fund set up by the government" has CASH in it for the victims. They need a relocation package, new business opportunities if their businesses were impacted, a good financial package to cover their losses..and give them a lot for just plain discomfort/pain they have suffered due to poor decision making by all agencies and companies involved. Let them go to a new community, heck find a similar land area..physically MOVE the homes and busineses/community..and people..all of them to the safe locations. They should not have to change their lifestyles because some government bean counter or company made major mistakes. And, oh by the way, State of Louisanna better get a handle on the funding to cover this from the companies..or the state will get the bill..the taxpayers (all of us!). Government is to help the citizens, not protect big businesses. In a equitable business environment, companys should be working and collaborating with the citizens..not try to figure out how to screw them to make a profit. Especially as its due to…


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  • irhologram

    Well, since its not possible to sue the government, I would suggest Ms. Brockovich plans to sue the corporations or she would not be leading these people on with her presence at a public meeting and then, to cap it, she would not make needlessly bold statements like "absolutely risk" involved and that they are "trying to tell" people evacuation is "mandatory" because it is "dangerous." I don't think she would blow into town making statements she doesn't think she can convert to cash.

    "There's serious gas pressure there…absolutely…potential for explosion." This is going to turn into the case of the e century, and then, it might just go away, because events may have gone so haywire, no legalities can orchestrate events.


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  • Usefulbreather

    Maybe Erin Brockovich can get the Governor to explain why he reassigned Louisiana DNR Head Scott Angelle to LSU when the sinkhole first appeared and is this why he refuses to take questions from the media or the residents…because he is avoiding that question. Angelle is the only person who can answer these peoples' questions, because he resided over the licensing of the entire complex. When will his name come up and when will he be called for questioning by the EPA. Texas Brine is at fault, but only because someone in State Government bent the rules.


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  • In May, we can celebrate the Sinkhole De Mayo


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  • irhologram

    Need for radiation test data to be release including TENORM? I saw this and wondered, too. (…we are SURE that only brine had been plumped into Oxy#1.?? So Oxy1 was mined for salt…and then pumped in with brine, but was ALWAYS unsuitable for storage or dumping of any kind?)
    Dear DEQ,
    MARCH 10, 2013 BY FLYINGCUTTLEFISH4
    Why has there been NO area survey for radiation at Bayou Corne since Aug. 9th 2012?
    Haven’t you noticed the character of the collapsed salt dome there has changed since August 9th?
    In the August 9th report you found low levels of radiation (not NO levels) attributed to background level radiation by Bryan Riche, Assessment Div., LDEQ.
    Isn’t it time to check again?
    Are you checking the second pending sinkhole site?
    Where are the monitoring logs you sent to GHOSEP? Can the public review them?
    What is the source for the background level radiation?
    Can you differentiate background level radiation from traces of NORM?
    Besides NORM at the collapsing cavern is there TENORM?
    Have inventories at all of the caverns at Assumption Parish been double-checked? Some have already been found to be in error.


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  • irhologram

    Embedded Brockovich video.
    http://beforeitsnews.com/earthquakes/2013/03/a-volcano-buried-in-se-louisiana-door-point-a-buried-volcano-in-southeast-louisiana-2452096.html?utm_source=direct-awe.sm&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fawe.sm%2FdDjLv&utm_campaign=&utm_content=beforeit39snews-verticalresponse&utm_medium=verticalresponse

    From the text: An exploratory well, the Shell Oil Company, State Lease 3956 No. 1, Offshore St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, was completed in 1963 at a total depth of 8538 feet. The last 1300 feet of hole was cored and drilled through volcanic material of Late Cretaceous Age. Pre-drilling seismic data had revealed the presence on this prospect of intrusive material with a density slightly higher than that of the surrounding sediments. Gravity data defined a weak maximum here, and no salt was believed to be present.

    Well….I really wasn't aware of igneous rocks mixed in at drill levels as reported by Shell Oil in the 60s…
    Not sure about awakening volcanos (although Dutchsinse reported plumes on radar in Southern LA area every night at sunset for months last year).

    But the embedded video of Brockovich and interviews with Bayou Corn residents are great!


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Major activity at the sinkhole over the last 24 hours per helicorders, looks like a cavern failure to me.

    http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli_temp/LA12_HHZ_YC_–.2013031100.gif

    http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli_temp/


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    • crystalwind crystalwind

      HI, tm. Thanks for links. I went through several days and it looks to my uneducated eye that after a gradual buildup, at around 6:30 AM March 9 something happened that quickly took it to point of your first link. Wow. Surely by now someone is checking it out? Whatever it is doesn't look like something that can be ignored.


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  • irhologram

    Earthquake Details
    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
    Magnitude 2.9
    Date-Time
    Monday, March 11, 2013 at 15:22:34 UTC
    Monday, March 11, 2013 at 09:22:34 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 27.610°N, 91.962°W
    Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
    Region GULF OF MEXICO
    Distances 231 km (143 miles) SSW of Dulac, Louisiana
    242 km (150 miles) SSW of Morgan City, Louisiana
    251 km (155 miles) SSW of Houma, Louisiana
    252 km (156 miles) SSW of Bayou Cane, Louisiana


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    • Thad

      irhologram
      Who calculated the distances ???
      143 mi from Dulac- 150 mi from Mrgan city– is more than 7 mi, Morgan City to Houma more than 5 mi, MC to Bayou Corne more than 6 mi
      Dulac to Bayou Corne not 13– closer to 50 mi


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  • irhologram

    Citing directly from official US govt. documents, author Brian Tuohy joined Ian Punnett on C2C to divulge how a set of laws and procedures are waiting to spring into action when a national emergency is declared. Without congressional approval, the President can issue an "executive order" to enact a variety of extreme measures, including the rationing of energy, food and water, the control of the airwaves and transportation outlets, as well as the possible confiscation of people's personal vehicles and electromagnetic devices such as cell phones and computers, he outlined. In the event of such an emergency, citizens can also be forced to work on projects the government deems necessary, he continued.

    And then, there's this: http://beforeitsnews.com/media/2013/03/mainstream-media-asks-why-is-dhs-stockpiling-ammo-weapons-and-armored-assault-vehicles-2453332.html?utm_source=direct-awe.sm&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=verticalresponse&utm_content=beforeit39snews-verticalresponse&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fawe.sm%2Fq0EeG. It is said they now have enough ammo (much of it hollow point) to shoot every living person in the U.S. five times. Enough for a full on war for 20 years. You know the explanation DHS finally gave? Because its cheaper to stockpile now rather than wait until they're needed. You know, rising prices and all!

    Now you get all over me, calling me names that start with Cconspiracy, I'm just reporting facts that could conceivably be relevant to disaster planning.


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    • Thad

      irhologram
      You forgot the 2,700 assault vehicles.
      In ammo- hard ball or FMJ is considered a defensive round legit for military and police use— where as a hollow point or Dum-Dum is considered a killer round and illegal for military and police use.
      Remember NDAA, the expansion of Gitmo rather than the promised closure–and that the DHS is an internal army answering to the president alone– and Obama can not be elected to a third term –so what is his options–
      and they can call me the same names


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Homeland Security is sitting..all quiet like…by the sinkhole.
    For what?


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I believe if you review some of the vids provided..those of driving Hwy 70…Homeland can be seen there.
    But must be of a national security concern or something…or perhaps just gathering rough estimates on the amount of moldy trailers that will do the trick..when/if the people are not evacuated in time…while keeping an eye on any real organizing of the people?


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  • irhologram

    Homeland Security was referenced as being there early on In a trailer, parked by itself…not sure where, but off of 70… At least by early Sept.


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  • Thad

    irhologram / HotR
    FEMA observer, forgot FEMA is part of the DHS


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  • irhologram

    I just name dropped Erin Brockovich and got through on a George Noory Coast to Coast AM live chat, where I briefly outlined the disaster. He said he would look into it.


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