Official: Earth moved under giant sinkhole for 4 minutes — Before crude oil disgorged “the water level dropped by about 6 inches”

Published: November 28th, 2012 at 1:07 pm ET
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Watch footage of crude oil covering sinkhole here

Title: Assumption sinkhole “burps” vegetation, hydrocarbons
Source: Advocate
Author: David J. Mitchell
Date: November 28, 2012

[...] John Boudreaux, director of the parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said experts suggest that Tuesday’s burp happened as a result of some movement of the earth under the sinkhole’s surface. [...]

Boudreaux said before the sinkhole disgorged the material, the water level dropped by about 6 inches and then returned to its original level. The size of the water level change was based on measurements of hydrocarbon rings left on trees. [...]

“It’s just the natural course of events as this sinkhole follows its natural life,” [Texas Brine Company, LLC's spokesman] said. [...]

The coinciding long-period tremor, which Boudreaux said lasted about four minutes on Tuesday, is of a variety in the Bayou Corne area that researchers at the University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information previously have attributed to the movement of underground gas or liquids.

[...] Boudreaux said the latest instance produced more material than in the past. [...]

Watch WAFB’s coverage of the event here

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108 comments to Official: Earth moved under giant sinkhole for 4 minutes — Before crude oil disgorged “the water level dropped by about 6 inches”

  • beauvais

    because of big hum natural oil deposit just adjacent to the to the cavern built to close to the sidewall of the sediment material and disasterisly close to a large oil deposit under extreme pressure at about 6000ft. the oil pocket has broke thru into the dome because of the man made cavern. creating the sinkhole by displaceing sedament. oil is pushing up thru the displaced sediment and filling the upper level methane pockets to let the oil eventually surface from the preasure of big hum .at the same time letting water down to desolve the salt dome. the base of the dome is 15000ft deep the peek is 700 the tremers are from the salt desolveing and the land sinking.
    the experts know precisely what is happening their just not saying what they already know for reasons that i cant understand. this is so scary and incredibly sad to see whats to come. when i realized my heart pounded because i got such a bad feeling about this.. this area will see the worst man made disaster that the world has ever seen by thousands of times greater than whatever man made disaster we have seen so far. so sorry for all.i think the reason for hideing the truth is liabilities associated. maybe with a greater death toll liabilities will be less. because you never know whats going on in the sick ***** minds that is runing the show when they dont inform the entire country. there has been nothing on the news in los angeles and not many people know. and im no expert on geology but after following the…


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    • Mark Brander

      [REMOVED, duplicate post]


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      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        There are no methane hydrates as ice under dry land this far south – you have to go to Siberia, Alaska or Canada. The temperature of the rock needs to be near the freezing point of water for ice hydrates to form. The temperature rises the deeper you go under dry land in Louisiana. The only methane hydrates are those dissolved in formation water.

        Any methane hydrate ice in the gulf has to be under at least 1000' of water for the right temperatures and pressures to exist. Shallower than that, it will just be methane hydrate gas dissolved in the water.

        Not all gas seeps deep in the gulf have a methane hydrate ice layer. There's only a narrow range of depths under the floor that they can even occur. There's no such thing as a continuous sheet of methane hydrate ice anywere in the gulf that runs under the costal areas and as far as dry land.


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    • stopnp stopnp

      This is very fukushima. Lie and deny.


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  • beauvais

    the story for 3months i finaly saw an underground graff than i had a realization that effected me with a terrible feeling . so if i know im 1000%sure that the geologest know. and if god was running the show he would have struck some people down with lightnig by now. it needed to stop before they developed the cavern. and now they should be protecting life not wealth by being honest. plz spread awareness due to your compation for all life. ty
    the big hum oil pocket is under extreme pressure from 6000ft of sedimentry layers above, oil is being squized out thats why the sinkholes growth is mainly headed west over the oil and their is a good reason why that pocket has never been taped due to land sinking.and the salt takes longer to disolve from the bottom up from water.the sinkhole is far from the end result.but for sure there will come a time when full salt dome callaps will happen and an enormous amount of land will be lost from around the oil pocket and dome.and i hope the nuclear plant will be safe under posible explosion.and all seismic activity is due to the land sinking very scarey heads up and i appreciate all you can do to bring awarness you might save live god bless you


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    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      "…and their is a good reason why that pocket has never been taped…"

      Big Hum is a group of sand layers, not an oil deposit. Oil can migrate from deeper layers into the Big Hum sands, but only accumulates into deposits in certain places. One of those deposits is found in a ring around the Napoleonville dome. Any nearby dome also probably has similar Big Hum traps. There have been and are many oil production wells from that layer around the Napoleonville dome. They were all drilled and produced at at least 1000psi – there's nothing unusual about the pressure (provided you control it at the surface with a wellhead instead of a sinkhole).


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  • exnavynuc exnavynuc

    "this area will see the worst man made disaster that the world has ever seen by thousands of times greater than whatever man made disaster we have seen so far." Please, lets not get over dramatic. Oil and gas are naturally occurring, maybe we should be drilling for it. We have seen far worse from Fukushima and Chernobyl.


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  • WindorSolarPlease

    The corporation protects corporations they are not going to tell everything, the government protects the corporations. We have seen this with the Gulf disaster and Fukushima. These are huge business's.

    If we expect them to tell us everything, then we are fooling ourselves. This is why we need watch dogs who are not corrupt, that understand these types of business's.

    Oil and gas are naturally occurring, but there is nothing natural in what they are doing. Just look at the gulf, Louisiana sinkhole and so on.

    Time for environment protection and less greed.


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  • mda2997

    Yeah this sinkhole isn't going to do shit. This "disaster" is going to be a local catastrophe at most that literally 99% of the world will never here about. Y'all always act like it's the end of the world whenever something insignificant like this happens, it's kind of ridiculous. Y'all will be so fast to take the credit when something big does happen go wrong but when absolutely nothing signigicant occurs y'all just forget about how much you cried about whatever was happening. Fukushima is definitely something to worry about, but this sinkhole garbage is a f***ing joke


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    • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

      The sinkhole may be shit to you but its Very serious to those of us that live near douchebag – Ofcourse fukushima is bigger and mabey more of a threat to you but you need to watch what you say to the gulf coast locals on here.


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      • mda2997

        This sinkhole is nothing more than a big hole in the ground. The only people that need be worried are those within 15-20 miles of the site, and even that would be a ridiculous evacuation zone. The most this thing is gonna do is release a very miniscule amount of radioactivity into the environment. None of our lives will be changed


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        • many moons

          Might be a big hole…but what the hell did the industry put in it?

          This big hole is a good indicator that none us is safe from these industries that want to savagely grab what they can get without respect to those who own the land, who live on the land, who bought and paid for the land, with the idea that it was a safe place to live and bring up children.

          Anywhere you look across America you see this right to own land and live peacefully on it without fear or threat of some industry moving in polluting your water source, contaminating your air and causing sickness to your family…being taken away.

          This isn't just a big hole…it's a whole attitude that people are supperfulus to industry and the wealth of a few.


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          • mda2997

            It is but it isn't. Yes, you could say that this sinkhole stands for industrial arrogance and negligence towards the environment. But that's just how shit is now a days, I mean the little things in life we take for granted might only be possible by some ugly process that we'd rather not know about.

            It's a significant event but blowing it up as a global catastrophe is just too extreme. All of this pollution, fracking, and other industrial irresponsibilities will all be sorted out with technology in the future


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            • "…by some ugly process that we'd rather not know about."

              And therein lies the problem.

              You NEED to know about this stuff.

              We all need to know because those who have been put in charge of 'anything radiation' are in collusion and crooks who don't give damn.

              Why? Because there are too many like you who say "…that's just how shit is now a days".

              Saying we can put off responsibility to future generations and some yet unknown technology is foolhardy at best.


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              • garjackson

                How about this 'mda2997' we all agree that you don't know shit about what is going to happen and that it is an UNPRECEDENTED disaster that even the worlds top experts don't know what to do about.

                Try and get caught up on the sinkhole before commenting anymore. Search 'sinkhole' in the search box up top. Until then keep your uninformed mouth shut.


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            • many moons

              Those like things that we have in life can not be compared with having good health. Like they say…or said many years before cell phones and fracking and laptops and flights to patagonia…if you haven't got your health you haven't got anything!!!!

              I say it's time to turn in the toxic extras and aim for the simple life when an apple a day kept the doctor away instead of the contrary.


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            • Sickputer

              Mda sez: "All of this pollution, fracking, and other industrial irresponsibilities will all be sorted out with technology in the future"

              SP: I wish that were true. But more likely surviving mutant humans will struggle to continue the human race in pockets of livable space. Man's contempt for mother nature knows no limits.

              Some humans desire harmony with nature. But the enemy is legion and we are few.


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            • VanneV anne

              Technology can't solve everything. Including the destroyed ground water, oceans, rising sea levels, huge storm events, flooding, and giant earthquakes. And also the fire and explosions from the melting and escaping methane. There are already huge numbers of animals and birds being killed from the methane escaping into the air. Without air to breathe and water to drink, there is no life possible, and no way to replenish oxygen in the air.

              Technology isn't the answer to everything. It is killing many more people than it is helping. And it is destroying the earth forever.


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            • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

              " All of this pollution, fracking, and other industrial irresponsibilities will all be sorted out with technology in the future."
              Now where did I hear that one before?

              Ah yes, it was Tepcoclowns reassuring us the crap in Fukushima will be sorted "once the technology is developed to access the crippled reactors and handle the waste."


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            • crystalwind crystalwind

              Technology doesn't have values; it doesn't "sort out" anything. People organize thoughts. People develop technologies. If "people" could "sort it out in the future" they should be doing so right now. That's what we're trying to do here.


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        • Lion76 Lion76

          Who died and made you Edgar Cayce? Shut your mouth, know it all.


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        • markww markww

          A BIG HOLE NOTHING CAN HAPPEN YOUR BLIND and here is why It is already going to take a yr or more to drain the 1.5 million barrels of Butane , and just to the east side of the done are three or 4 more propane and butane caverns. Evacuation zone should be over 50 miles cause that is how much will vaporize in a explosion 100 Nuclear bombs going off at once. Now the whole gulf bottom has risen 30 or more feet from the thawing of methane mountains from 500 degree oil from in the gulf.Gas bubbling all along the new Madrid fault and you say it is nothing RIGHT

          markww


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      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        Highway 70 is still open down there, right timemachine? And are you close enough to feel whatever happened this morning?


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        • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

          Im in Beaumont Texas about 200 miles west of Bayou corne. We do have salt domes here similar to the ones in trouble. I do not know the status of Hwy 70 and am too far away to feel any tremors. I do have friends in New Orleans that are thinking about coming to stay with me for a bit till this outcome is determined. Still pretty close to home though.


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    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      yep, no one outside 20 miles is gonna eat fish or shrimp from the gulf..cause you know, they swim up in the bayou, and that contaminated water flows back out to the Gulf, nope.. none of this hydrocarbon is gonna kill a damn bird or fish.. nope, let big oil drill baby drill with no concern, no oversight, no care for a 15-20 mile radius of your planet.. MDA2997, please leave the planet.. as folks like you are how we got here..please look up the term ecosystem and do a little thought provoking study on how we are all connected.. oh, and if it is nothing more than a little hole in the ground, I guess Sandia wouldn't be there.. and moreover, it would certainly not rise to the "never before seen" level.. we have seen a whole lot of sinkholes over the last few years, look them up, people have even been swallowed by them.

      …and don't worry about those poor backwards hicks down there.

      This is not just a hole in the ground.

      Wow, according to you it is ok to sacrifice something that sustains life to something that destroys life. All in the name of profit.. I bet you own stock.


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    • mem mem

      mda2997 is a troll so don't waste your time on that.

      Instead, sign the petition to expand the evacuation area around Bayou Corne:

      http://www.change.org/petitions/louisiana-governor-bobby-jindal-expand-the-area-included-in-the-bayou-corne-grand-bayou-evacuation

      And get info on the Facebook page:

      https://www.facebook.com/BayouCorneSinkhole


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    • markww markww

      I have a question for you since NO Scientist or engineer knows what to do what would you do?

      Markww


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    A reactor meltdown trumps all disasters as it x-rays your body inside and out without you knowing it.


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  • WindorSolarPlease

    I agree this sinkhole might get stable, and nothing else comes of it.

    Then on the other hand, it has a potential of something else happening.

    Until this is stable I consider this a threat.

    I just think it's a good time to go on vacation for those who live nearby.

    This has not been good for the environment, and what has happen should be a crime with all this dumping.

    Any environmental disaster is still a disaster, doesn't matter which one is the worse.


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  • gottagetoffthegrid

    "the water level dropped about 6 inches"

    how big is this thing now? 10 acres? that means about 5 acre-feet of water disapeared into the ground. thats 1.6 millon gallons…

    me thinks the brine chamber has breached…


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    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      Mr. Homeland Security has me confused here. If there's an oil ring six inches above the water line, then something pushed the water UP six inches first and then let it drop to it's normal level. The water in the sinkhole has to be at the water level of the rest of the bayou.


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    • WindorSolarPlease

      Could be gottagetoffthegrid. Is anyone checking the drinking water?


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      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        Bayou Corne is on city water. Some farmers in the area might have wells, but the well water is pretty bad. Some Cajuns back in the bayou probably still drink well water, but they'll blow the head off any feds pokin' around offering to test anything. Besides, they're pretty immune to further mutation.

        "Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons? Gaaa lee, dat go in coo boo yon jus fine. Ca c'est bon!"


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        • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

          @PavewayIII Speaking of water is southern louisianna look at this article in todays advocate – a southern louisianna newspaper
          CLINTON — Officials of East Feliciana Parish Water District 7 advised customers on two roads in the parish Tuesday to boil or otherwise disinfect water they consume or use in food preparation.

          The advisory is for customers on River Road and Hatcher Road, a notice from the district said.

          The notice said the advisory was issued because of problems experienced with supply lines in those areas


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          • rakingmuck

            You know every time you reply, @PavewayIII is getting PAID to reply back. Why engage someone when the money he is making could be given to a charity for people suffering now and the many to come? It is not a game you can win, but one you can stop.


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            • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

              rakingmuck – I had no idea, are you sure?


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              • skizexq skizexq

                You know I
                Have never been honest to you.
                I'm sorry.
                You know I
                Have never been honest to you.
                I'm sorry.

                You better hide from me.
                You better hide from me,
                Before I,
                Before I,
                Tell you the truth.
                Hide from me.

                I planned on letting you know,
                But I always was afraid
                Of losing you.
                And now my words are gone.
                I've lost them too.
                Hide from me.


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              • PavewayIII PavewayIII

                I'm sure rakingmuck is sure. He/she only likes the truth when its *approved* truth. Reality is a bit more complicated. Posting and reading everyone else's posts here – even (sigh) rakingmuck's posts – is my attempt to learn and share. If you read many of my posts, you'll see that I'm much more likely to get paid by someone NOT to post. (Rakingmuck hasn't offered anything yet, but I'll certainly consider one)


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  • weeman

    Joe perry of Aerosmith has a no frackin sticker on his red guitar, someone should email him and ask to join us at enenews. Cheers


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    • Sickputer

      Weeman typed these pixels of light:

      "Joe perry of Aerosmith has a no frackin sticker on his red guitar, someone should email him and ask to join us at enenews."

      SP: Arlo Guthrie's wife Jackie died a month ago from liver cancer. She was a big defender for mother earth and hated GMO crap with a passion. Arlo has also been known as an anti-nuke protestor. I emailed Arlo and the Guthrie clan my condolences about Jackie and also asked Arlo or his children to check out enenews.com. Arlo and his kids are back on tour and will be in Australia in March. You can send condolences at http://www.arlo.net

      Their partial tour schedule before is as follows:

      11-30-2012 Collingswood, NJ Scottish Rite Theater
      12-01-2012 Harrisburg, PA The Sunoco Theater
      12-02-2012 State College, PA The State Theater
      12-05-2012 Kent, OH Kent Stage
      12-06-2012 Nlsonville, OH Stuart's Opera House
      12-07-2012 Middltown, OH Dave Finkelman Auditorium, Miami University
      01-16-2013 Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland The Black Box
      01-17-2013 Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland The Button Factory
      01-18-2013 Ratoath, Co. Meath, Ireland The Venue Theatre
      01-19-2013 Culdaff, Co. Donegal, Ireland McGrory's
      01-22-2013 Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland Hawk's Well Theatre
      02-01-2013 Lakeland, FL The Polk Theater
      02-02-2013 Clearwater, FL The Capitol Theater
      02-06-2013 Durham, NC The Carolina Theater
      02-07-2013 Smithfield, NC Johnston Community College
      02-08-2013…


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    LA03 and LA09 still rockin nonstop since 7 am this morning.


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  • ljm

    mda2997 where do you live
    no person knows how this will turn out!


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  • Radio VicFromOregon

    I think we can see where the future legal argument is being presented to the public now by Texas Brine to prime the pump of opinion so to speak-
    “It’s just the natural course of events as this sinkhole follows its natural life,” [Texas Brine Company, LLC's spokesman] said. [...]


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  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    The "natural course of events in a natural life" not that I'm an educated geologist but I don't see anything 'natural' about this disaster. BTW I apologize for these negative posts and will try to be more positive.


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    • Radio VicFromOregon

      Precisely, moonshellblue. But, i bet Texas Brine plans on saying that the natural oil and natural methane and natural salt dome and naturally occurring radiation are all undergoing a natural collapse in this natural sinkhole's natural life.


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    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi moonshellblue & VicFromOregon

      There is nothing positive for the environment about this sinkhole. As far as natural, if we dumped what they have, we would be in so much trouble (rightfully so).


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  • Ibuiltthis Ibuiltthis

    I am about 50 miles to the west of this sinkhole, and I can tell you MDA, this is hardly nothing to worry about from where I sit. If you feel this way, then stop reading about it! I have spent countless hours reviewing documents and level surveys of the area to attempt to keep my family and friends safe… Just because I reside in Louisiana makes my life, nor the lives of others any less significant. Got it?


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    • amberlight amberlight

      Ibuiltthis, I believe that most of us here who live far from Louisiana and the Gulf share a dual concern: 1st for the safety of you and the other area residents, even if the terminally clueless like MDA think it is insignificant (but talking out of the other side of his mouth calls it a "catastrophe), and 2nd for what this unprecedented crisis means for the ecosystem and our country as a whole. If it drags on and eventually gets under control, it will STILL be a disaster for not only the displaced evacuees, but everyone else in the region, as well as a mandate against fracking, drilling and nuclear waste. If the worst does happen (as a projected possibility), it will be bigger than anything that has occurred here in recorded history.


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  • Ibuiltthis Ibuiltthis

    Has anyone else read this November 14th report put out by Gary Hecox? Evaluation of Chloride Migration from Bayou Corne Sinkhole in Mississippi River
    Alluvial Aquifer (MRAA)
    November 14, 2012
    Prepared by Gary R. Hecox, Ph.D., Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.

    Or looked at the precision level surveys issued by PB Energy?


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    @Ibuiltthis – very well said! We got big problems here at home right now besides the attrocities happening in Japan.


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  • Ibuiltthis Ibuiltthis

    timemachine, you are in Beaumont correct? My brother is very high up with the strategic reserve at Big Hill. I have not been able to get in touch with him in the last few days…. Hopefully I can get some info from him soon.

    I posted a couple of links earlier, did you look at the precision level one? Interesting. The one Shaw produced on November 14th is interesting as well. Takes me a little longer to read, as I am just a poor little cajun girl! haha


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    @Ibuiltthis – your brother Im sure has a good feel for the federal stance on things especially regarding the reserves. Bet he is busy trying to transfer some of that to other locations. Let us know what you can when you hear from him. Cajun girls rock! Sure could go for a big pot of bugs with corn and taters, and a cold beer bout right now. You know darn good and well most folks on here don't know how good bugs can be lol. Till they try em that is. Everyone I have convinced to try them over the years have become addicted. Hope they don't get ruined with all thats goin on from fuku and this oil mess.


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    • Ibuiltthis Ibuiltthis

      Can you imagine the hunting and fishing land that is completely destroyed, along with the wildlife. I just can't imagine how you stop The Big Hum and/ or Marg, Cris…. According to Shaw group it's more than one. In the very least Bayou Corne is ruined. At most, because of money, greed and politics, not many people will know why their loved ones lives have either been taken away or ruined.

      We have a silent Governor who has yet to as much as visit the site. We have a State Rep who has to step out of his parish to take over this one, because the female Rep doesn't appear to want to share any information. Then we have private meetings taking place where recording is prohibited!! KATC reporter who told us they do not report tabloid news or make predictions!! You have got to be kidding me! Maybe I am wrong, but I believe that this sinkhole deserves more attention than that. Unprecidented… never happened before, do not know what to expect. That pretty much sums up what Mr. Hecox stated.


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    MDA you hava manages to piss off the entire ene community at the moment so chill out and stick to fukushima comments if you must say anything at all!


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Made me misspell 2 words there dummy


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  • rakingmuck

    http://www.newser.com/article/da2r8fag2/obama-administration-bars-bp-from-new-federal-contracts-land-leases-after-gulf-spill-deal.html

    When the Obama administration cuts of BP for reckless behavior in the Gulf I think its safe to say this "disaster" is going to effect only people living in Louisiana. In fact its one of the most ignorant statements I have ever read on ENE. Take it up with the President. He agrees with me!


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  • rakingmuck

    Sorry I meant to say going to effect more than people living in Louisiana


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  • rakingmuck

    My oh My its gone so quiet here. I rarely post. But the shilling was both going against science and humanity. I have not ever seen ENE comments sink this low ever.


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    • gladys a milyon gladys a milyon

      They get paid to troll. For.anyone who has been on here for.any amount of.time its obvious. But there are so.many kind hearted people that use this site.that it just pains them to.not try and "help " someone see the error.of.their ways.


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    • VanneV anne

      The "fuel fleas" [shills] are probably paid by Bill Gates who hasn't grown up enough to stop stealing taxpayer money for his death schemes, i.e. proliferating small nuclear reactors over all the earth. No matter how much money you have, if you don't know how to spend it, no one will ever have any respect for any robber baron.


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    • skizexq skizexq

      Lyrics to Trackless Deep :

      You're always on my mind
      Cause you're the one who left me behind
      Never going back to that station
      You're running around across all nation
      I always wanna see that matching place
      Coming around to see your smiling face

      Whenever we get back to that big blue potion
      We always watch the skies with no fear
      Whenever we get back to the big blue ocean
      We always watch the sky with no fear
      You're always on my mind
      Cause you're the one who left me behind
      Never going back to that station
      You're running around across all nation
      I always wanna see that matching place
      Coming around to see your smiling face

      Whenever we get back to that big blue potion
      We always watch the skies with no fear
      Whenever we get back to the big blue ocean
      We always watch the sky with no fear


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  • rakingmuck

    One final comment for those who think the sinkhole a minor event. I do read a lot. http://lasinkhole.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/4183/ As it is now in the "scientific' realm of possibilities that the Louisiana Sinkhole, should it blow up, could take the US OIL RESERVES with it, to me that takes it from the minor leagues to the major.


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    • sentinelle sentinelle

      Makes you wonder if we're not watching an attack such as 9/11 being carried out in slow motion first in the Gulf and now in Louisiana. When you look at all the other caverns in this salt dome, none are so far out to the edge. It's location doesn't look accidental to me. Permanent evacuations only help the industry have more uninhabited land to drill into without liability.

      I see the earth as a living organism of which we are a small part. This nasty seeping hole, to me, is a open raw bleeding wound with no known way to heal it. The experts are in reaction mode, responding to events as they happen. The experts also say there is none like it in the world and never has been before.


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    • Anthony Anthony

      Umm, I'm *in* with the butane stored 1500 feet away!


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  • rakingmuck

    Thanks Gladys I have seen my share of trolls as I tweet under the same name. I have found the best way to get rid of them is facts, not emotion. Facts like the potential of losing a significant percentage of our oil reserves, fact that Obama has called out BP for reckless behavior as they are all being charged criminally – are impossible to deny so the trolls disappear to prey on the emotions of some caring soul another day. On Twitter I am not so kind and rarely do I see one cross my path these days.


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  • ljm

    BP working with russia now for the arctic oil rush Obama mad


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  • amberlight amberlight

    It is quite perplexing to me why the USGS quake map (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/) shows NOTHING happening in the last seven days in Louisiana, even after selecting "7 days, All" (as opposed to the default data feed that only shows M2.5 and above). How can so much ongoing earth movement not be recorded on their equipment!?


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  • Official: Earth moved under giant sinkhole for 4 minutes straight — Before crude oil disgorged “the water level dropped by about 6 inches”
    http://enenews.com/official-earth-moved-under-sinkhole-for-4-minutes-straight-water-level-dropped-by-about-6-inches-before-crude-oil-disgorged
    The world's dams are having a swell time stupid including at this stinkhole:
    http://collateralsofclimatechange.blogspot.in/


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  • razzz razzz

    The burp description sounds about right but on an earthy scale.
    Typical of a trapped methane bubble causing a collapse then a rebound. All recorded on the swamps trees sitting in oil.

    At sea they think methane pockets that are released during undersea landslides or whatnot, travel to the surface and can sink ships since the huge bubble is lighter than air a ship would just being falling into a hole. Including an airplane if traveling through a huge methane bubble release rising in the sky.

    They must have a pretty good idea what's going on deep down because they evacuated the cleanup crews, want monitoring devices near any living spaces nearby, know groundwater or even leaky water mainlines can collect gases and know enough not to smoke around the sinkhole.


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  • markww markww

    Time Machine and I builtthis I am in Houston, and I am staying on this like a tick on a dogs back. I am keeping up with this cause of the salt done we all live under. Even here in Houston we are under the same dome that extends to the Balconies in central Texas.

    Markww


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    And..where is the Governor?
    He is busy promoting ..creationism.

    Louisiana education case highlights Bobby Jindal's creationism state

    Lawsuit over school voucher programme calls attention to controversial policy, which could hamper governor's ambitions

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/28/bobby-jindal-louisiana-creationism-case

    Somehow it feels like the chasm …is wider.


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  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    hey! thanks for the link heart, good for me to read a string of comments from Americans who are NOT christian fundamentalists. I'm pretty sheltered here in my humpy in the bush. Gives me hope.


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  • skizexq skizexq

    I've always been a religious man
    I've always been a religious man
    But I met the banker and it felt like sin
    He turned my bailout down
    The banker man, he let into me

    Let into me, let into me

    The banker man, he let into me

    And spread my name around

    He thinks I ain't got a lick of sense

    'Cause I talk slow and my money's spent

    I ain't the type to hold it against

    But he better stay off my farm

    'Cause it was my daddy's and his daddy's before

    And his daddy's before and his daddy's before

    Five generations and an unlocked door

    And a loaded burglar alarm

    Lots of pictures of my purdy family

    Lots of pictures of my purdy family

    Lots of pictures of my purdy family

    In the house where I was born

    House has stood through five tornadoes

    Droughts, floods, and five tornadoes

    I'd rather wrestle an alligator

    Than to face the banker's scorn

    'Cause he won't even look me in the eye

    He just takes my land and apologize

    With pen, paper, and a friendly smile

    He says the deed is done

    The sound you hear is my daddy spinning

    The sound you hear is my daddy spinning

    The sound you hear is my daddy spinning

    Over what the banker done

    Like to invite him for some pot roast beef

    And mashed potatoes and sweet tea

    Follow it up with some banana pudding

    And a walk around the farm

    Show him the view from McGee town hill

    Let him stand in my shoes and see how it…


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  • skizexq skizexq

    …feels To lose the last thing on earth that's real

    I'd rather lose my legs and arms

    Bury his body in the old sink hole

    Bury his body in the old sink hole

    Bury his body in the old sink hole

    Under cold November sky

    Then damned if I wouldn't go to church on Sunday

    Damned if I wouldn't go to church on Sunday

    Damned if I wouldn't go to church on Sunday

    And look the preacher in the eye

    Read more: DRIVE BY TRUCKERS – SINK HOLE LYRICS


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  • ftlt

    I'm confused by reports on here by the reports of earth shakes up to 20 miles away from the sinkhole site.. Yet, the USGS is showing or recording nothing on it monitor system in LA.. Hummm???

    What gives??? How violent are these earth shakes???

    "It's a plot" is not an answer… It is hysterics!!


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    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      USGS can obviously see this, just isn't choosing to publicize.. for example, from 2 days ago, "Sinkhole Site –
      Settling/shifting of material underlying sinkhole created disturbance of water in sinkhole in morning roughly coinciding with USGS report of observance of seismic activity – crude oil emulsion and woody debris from sinkhole bottom observed rising to surface, water from nearby swamp seen flowing into sinkhole. Surface activity observed for several minutes before water calmed again."

      http://assumptionla.wordpress.com/


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  • jec jec

    "Tremors" caused by man-made disasters/activities are not listed as "EARTHQUAKE" by the USGS. On USGC maps, the fracking/sinkhole collapse/detonations–they dont show up. Think the mindset needs to change to show the "activity" and danger/relative activitY….NOT the man-made delimiter. Of course..if the US Government is doing a cover-up–then it makes a lot of sense. Hide the tremors..and if anyone looks..hey.."smile, go a long now..nothing to be seen here.." A LA Fukushima disaster. Just saying..its for "business" or economics (MONEY) not for safety…


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    • ftlt

      Jec: The recent spate of fracking EQs in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Ohio were well documented on the USGS site… Again, 2.O and below EQs are not even felt… The USGS reports on 1.0 and above regularly… The USGS reports on what it measures at least until now… Even nuke weapons UG tests when they were occuring!!!

      The question is, if these shakes that are strong enough to be felt up to 20 miles away – as reported on this site by some posters… (Which would seem to point to them being greater than 2.0 events)

      1 Why are they not being recorded and reported on the USGS site???

      2 Not they than not happening at all!! But rather, are they just being miss reported on here??? Meaning – the shaking is local 20 miles away as opposed to being felt over a 20 radius away from the sinkhole???…

      Delimiter point, suggests that the USGS is by choice separating seismic data of one type measurable of earth movement from another type measurable of earth movement.. This suggests an effort by the USGS to dissimulate data… A plot????

      The Twin Towers on 9/11 collapse were recorded and reported by the USGS recording devices – why not the LA "Fukushima" disaster???

      What is being said about the USGS here and what is the actual strength of the shaking in the vicinity of the sinkhole are further questions here…


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      • jec jec

        Ftlt good comments. I really think there is a "its a man made thing" and a coverup all in one. Wonder if a FOIA request to the USGS office handling the posting of EQ would clarify or show whats going on? We are US citizens and responsible adults, we should be allowed to make our own safety decisions. The GOVERNMENT is NOT to be the decision maker..maybe in a communist country..but NOT in the USA.

        Hello out there..are you listening MR/Ms US and State government employee? We pay your salary..not the government..we ARE the taxpayers..and bill payers to your activities. Just remember, Italy scientist..who got manslaughter and prison time for their "its safe" pronouncements. It can happen here as well. And most are honestly trying to do the "right thing".but its the few who are driving the train who will get their "licenses" pulled.


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        • ftlt

          Jec: I did not mean to suggest that the USGS is not reporting.
          My tongue is in my cheek when I wrote the word "Plot".
          I do think, a call to the USGS might be order before reporting the ground shakes as "earth tremors or quakes".

          I think, we are getting mixed messages from folks who are on the ground in the area and in hysterical mindsets. Perhaps, rightfully so.
          Heck, a heavy truck driving by on bad ground can create local shaking for some distance. Someone who is already frightened by reports of shaking in the community might be fooled.

          I do not doubt that some local noticeable shaking is occuring at the sinkhole site. But, is the shaking that can be felt occuring at the depths reported or inferred in the reports we are getting on this MB.(6000 plus feet, at scale and being transferd to the surface)

          I am no geologist nor an earthquake expert. However,it would seem to me if the events were really from these depths and on the scale some are assuming them to be on this MB – there would be seismic recording of them. The USGS is a top flight outfit – if they got one they would post it IMO.

          I believe, the threat of the failure of methane storage release and its inherant risks – are getting mixed on here with a rapidly growing self-feeding mega-disaster myth wish group that pulls in everything from HARRP, Mega Faults to the End of Days… The discussion here has gotten quite hysterical and uninformed. Ask questions and demand answers – but madeup…


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  • jec jec

    Yes been going on all morning..from 2 am on. First I thought maybe due to drilling..but doubt they drill at 2 AM. So this is sinkhole noise. And I do note..the other helicorder..that showed massive quakes a couple days ago..has been reset to a different scale..different. Which makes the earthquakes look smaller. They arent…


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  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    Seismic Monitors Missing Data "All sorts of gaps and missing seismic monitoring. Is it offline at those times (connection problems etc.)? Or are they removing data that is alarming, incriminating or otherwise to made hush-hush. Someone needs to explain the

    monitor outages
    the missing lines at times on the monitors
    the date/time errors on the display"

    follow the link for pictures comparing and contrasting..

    http://lasinkhole.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/seismic-monitors-missing-data/


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