Governor says more boom being deployed in sinkhole — Winds up to 100 mph expected in area — All monitors within community being removed — Texas Brine in ‘Hurricane Mode’

Published: August 27th, 2012 at 4:28 pm ET
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Title: Jindal provides update on Isaac
Source: WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge
Date: Updated Aug 27, 2012 3:15 PM EDT

Gov. Bobby Jindal updated the public about the latest information on Tropical Storm Isaac during a live news conference Monday morning.

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Isaac is expected to gain strength as it moves over the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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During a news conference Sunday afternoon, Jindal announced the following:

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DNR is working with Texas Brine to secure sinkhole site and drilling equipment. Deploying more boom in sinkhole

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Title: Assumption Parish officials update residents
Source: WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge
Author: Assumption Parish
Date: Aug 27, 2012 1:02 PM EDT

A voluntary evacuation of low lying areas is still in effect. With the current track of the storm, we are expecting outer bands as early as 1 p.m. on Tuesday. We should experience more sustained weather at 1 a.m. on Wednesday. Given the current track, Assumption Parish is expecting 60-80 mph winds with gusts of 100 mph.

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Relative to the Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou incident, all State Agencies have demobilized and left the site. The Parish will also demobilize today and remove all monitors within the community. Texas Brine has ceased all drilling operations and is currently in Hurricane Mode.

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Published: August 27th, 2012 at 4:28 pm ET
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8 comments to Governor says more boom being deployed in sinkhole — Winds up to 100 mph expected in area — All monitors within community being removed — Texas Brine in ‘Hurricane Mode’

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "Deploying more boom in sinkhole"
    What is boom supposed to do..other than make someone some money?

  • hbjon hbjon

    I'm no meteorologist but this summer has been so hot and the gulf waters are so warm, what's to stop this hurricane from intensifying to a cat 2 or better? I have a bad feeling about this one.

  • Sickputer

    So what kind of boom have they deployed? Conventional? Deflection? Cascade? Staggered Chervon? Closed Chevron?

    I doubt the governor has any idea… ("some kind of containment stuff they placed in the hole")

    What kind of zeolite have they ordered? Any at all? They need at least a couple of tank cars of zeolite ready to pour on radioactive slush.

    Plenty of zeolite suppliers in Louisiana if anybody is smart enough to know it is useful. Some of the owner perps know, but they may be unwilling to spend the money unless someone at the state or federal level requires it.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Louisiana activates 4000 National Guardsmen, securing sinkhole equipment

    The governor of Louisiana, home of an expanding, gas-bubbling sinkhole the size of three football fields with …*Radiation levels three times the state's acceptable limit, has activated 4,000 members of the Louisiana National Guard to assist with Tropical Storm Isaac heading toward it, as officials and Texas Brine Co. work to secure the massive hole's exploratory rig and other equipment.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/louisiana-activates-4000-national-guardsmen-securing-sinkhole-equipment

    Link via Dutchsinse

    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      Radiation levels three times the state's acceptable limit, has activated 4,000 members of the Louisiana National Guard to assist with Tropical Storm Isaac heading toward it…

      Now we learn at least something more about the Radiation levels.

  • dosdos dosdos

    Ah, good ol' fracking sludge. Coming soon to a water table near you.

  • razzz razzz

    I don't know what good a containment boom is going to do in a 100mph wind driven rain, maybe technology has advanced.

    The ones responsible are probably happier than hell hurricane winds will disperse contaminates for them and state it was an act of god, nothing they can do to stop it.

    The sink hole atop a cavern seems to be leaching or leaking stuff out more than threatening to collapse…we will find out soon.