Newspaper: Giant Louisiana sinkhole now over 20 times larger than last year — It’s “taken on a volcano-like quality”

Published: August 1st, 2013 at 7:43 pm ET


Title: One year later: Bayou Corne sinkhole still a mystery
Source: The Advocate
Author: David Mitchell
Date: August 1, 2013

[…] Since that day, one year ago Saturday, the 24-acre sinkhole has grown by a factor of more than 20 and taken on a volcano-like quality. The sinkhole has dormant periods and active periods, when tremors increase and methane and an emulsified oily gunk are released from deep natural deposits. […]

The possibility of the evacuation continuing a year later has surprised Triche. He said he would have expected some kind continuing response a year after the sinkhole but not the continued threat to residents.

“I would have never for the life of me thought we’d been a year out still in this same predicament that were in: a sinkhole that’s continuously evolving, natural gas continuing to vent, and bubbles in and around communities,” [ said. […]

As the legal and buyout process grinds forward, Bayou Corne appears headed inexorably toward the fate of a growing number of communities and neighborhoods that have made way for Louisiana industries. […]

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Published: August 1st, 2013 at 7:43 pm ET


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23 comments to Newspaper: Giant Louisiana sinkhole now over 20 times larger than last year — It’s “taken on a volcano-like quality”

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Quote: taken on a volcano-like quality

    That doesn't sound good…

  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    If it happen in NY City it would be page news daily, but when corporation destroy every thing it touches in a Southern State that has a long list of bought politicians it's not news, in NY City corruption is a way of life, $300.00 dinners are normal in NYC, but not down south, they think we are a bunch of red necks & don't know shit about how things really work. When or if this sink hole goes nuts & takes out most of the Gulf & all the oil & gas supplies that keep the people in DC & NYC warm in the winter they will wake up or freeze do death!
    Serious folks, this a true mess just as Fukushima is & until the blinds come off the MSM it will remain a NON Subject, there is no blood or guts yet that will last a long time, yet! All you can do is spread the word & hope folks do the same! Peace Out!

    • Lion76 Lion76

      Don't be mad at "NY City" media, be mad at your own pathetic media in the south. They are the ones covering a55 for all these corporate polluters over the years.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose this..

    Mud Volcano Was Man-Made, New Evidence Confirms
    2/11 2010

    Notice the houses..engulfed in mud..within and without the barrier.
    I do not know the actual geological conditions in Java..but I would almost is not adjacent to a collapsing salt dome containing 50 caverns…some of which contain extremely dangerous and toxic materials.

    • ftlt

      There is no worldwide globalist "Super Fund" either..

      The Super Fund here is Capitalist-eze for the working people of the nation paying for the cleanup for the shill (phony planned to fail after profits have been distributed onwards to the real $$$$ entities)companies…

      The abuses of our public lands from mining, forestry and drilling for gas/oil operations is beyond criminal.. It has and continues to happen over and over

      It is time for the people of the USA to demand their public lands and waters back from these greedy abusing exploiters; seize "all" the assets of the abusers and their hidden benefactors (to include their traceable families assets) that can be tracked down where ever they are kept – even offshore; and send this scum to jail or put them to death for their high crimes against the people and the planet..



  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Will the corporations be surprised when their eager jubilation from having the entire gulf at their disposal turns to shock that nobody is left to buy their toxic goods? With 30 thousand oil wells and as many miles of underwater pipeline, with ruined salt domes, and with toxic runoff or spray, the south is doomed. Goodby bayou, goodby sea life, goodby citizens. How long will it take to be a total wasteland? Depends on the tipping point, but a short 50 years will show results of their unchecked greed, one way or the other

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      goodbye correct spelling

    • Lion76 Lion76

      I think they are not concerned about "customers" as they have their eyes on India, Asia, and South America for their future customer bases (more desperate and impoverished populations than ours, we're too demanding)

      I think they will be more in shock when all their stored reserves fizzle to the surface due to geological changes, and all those reserves they have banked on are non-existent.

      • jec jec

        Or their 'storage' gets suddenly and violently closed will not be a gentle process.! Plus if the stored materials, the oil reserves, gases..those volatile items, get 'ejected' then the companies face the total loss of the resources. Good by oil reserves, back to the stone age, America…

  • sweet pea sweet pea

    "Good by oil reserves, back to the stone age, America…"
    yes that sounds about right. What if we pretend it already is?
    How can "john and jane Q-citizen" warm their houses and cook their food? Should we be trying in advance to do things differently? If I could figure out how to not need coal and gas and electricity I wouldn't be buying the product of these industries. They are in it for the Money. How can I get independent of them? not need them? That's the only way I can see to make them stop .. stop giving them a profit. Our Government is subsidizing the wrong folks! If we can stop that we might have a chance for a change.
    Meanwhile I am looking at everyone who is affluent with a suspicious eye. It looks to me, if you have money it means you are stepping on someone's throat to get it. These underpaid fast food workers might benefit from a boycott of the companies that won't pay a living wage. I'd like to boycott the power companies. Instead of waiting for the solution I may have to go find my own just so I can stop feeding the foot that stands on my throat!

  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    Triche obviously does not read enenews or the comments, I know, I for one, and there were others, that said a year ago, there is no fixing this. …and we didn't even have all those free tax dollars to dole out to our friends to study this mess..

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    It is painfully obvious that the polluted and radioactive stinkhole is now a permanent part of the bayou system. Pierre Part and Lake Verret are catching the worst of it for now and the rest ends up in the Gulf. Irreversible and permanent damage to a fragile eco system. Sad day in the Bayou. Salt dome storage caverns need to stop. Period. As if this isn't proof enough for the politicians to do something about it, then I don't know what is. Seems to be that the stinkyhole is growing in a Westerly direction which is somewhat good in that the other storage caverns are to the east of the stinkerhole. Seems also that more caverns are rumored to be on the verge of failing so don't get a false sense of security on the growth direction at the top. Direct aquifer feed would be a game changer for sure. Latest Wings of care flyover showing the stankhole adjoined to the Bayou. As usual the state trooper helo flyover edited video fails to show the connection of the bayou like this one does.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I am absolutely amazed this did not become..a top viewed story.
    General Honore..writing a letter..for what ever good that will do..ya.
    I guess the term..'VOlCANIC_LIKE'..doesn't ring any bells.

    PS..Where is Erin?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Typng in the dark..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Volcanic-like activity.. where there was no volcanic-like activity before.
    Nothing to see here… move along.

  • irhologram

    They have parse-spoken "volcano-like activity" from the beginning, but even though it was in print that the bottom was rising, others argued, it was because the walls were falling. They said it was building pressure. Folks here choose to believe it was burping. There were verbal wrangles over many such points here because I RE-relayed what they had said and its implications, without spin. It got me labeled nuts. When people prefer theories before thought, it's a problem.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Exactly..many advanced thoughts begin as hypothesis.
    Hypothesis : The simple working with what IS (scientific reality)..and the possibilities.

    It is also possible that when the upper pressures are relieved and with increased geological motion (failure of the domes)..etc..there is a possibility of magma involvement.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Nuts..absolutely..I pay for my opinion daily.
    Especially..after all the NSA stuff.
    I've put myself in a position to be judged by my neighbors.
    It won't last long..I'm moving.
    That way I only have to put up with the clueless look of strangers.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Nuts..I'm not nuts.
    They are too dumb to be alive.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    That berm road seems to be underwater in places once again.
    See the Sinkhole Flyover of 8/1/13 here: