Radio: “Every few days sinkhole gets bigger and gas bubbles spread out” — “My big fear is significant groundwater and aquifer contamination” for that area of Louisiana (AUDIO)

Published: October 3rd, 2012 at 1:38 pm ET


Baton Rouge’s Morning News
1150 WJBO Radio
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

At 2:45 in

Stuart Smith, Attorney: These domes traverse several significant freshwater bearing water zones that are very important to the drinking water supply of that area of Louisiana. To the extent of if this thing continues to expand, as every few days it gets bigger and the gas bubbles spread out, my big fear is significant groundwater and aquifer contamination from this.

Watch the most recent aerial footage from sinkhole here

Published: October 3rd, 2012 at 1:38 pm ET


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9 comments to Radio: “Every few days sinkhole gets bigger and gas bubbles spread out” — “My big fear is significant groundwater and aquifer contamination” for that area of Louisiana (AUDIO)

  • markww markww


    Jesse Ventura did a conspiracy theory about Bp and wrecking Louisiana and the federal government was going to put down 30 BILLION to evacuate the whole state of Louisiana, . I WONDER if this was all planned by BP cracking the Methane Boundary in the gulf and setting up this disaster of the salt domes to evacuate the state.

    It is just a gut feeling I have one disaster after another in this state

    • vivvi

      I remember at the time of the BP disaster, we were all told that there was in fact NO WAY of fixing what they had done. There was talk of dropping a nuke down to the point where the problem occurred, and trying to seal it with a nuke blast. Then, as if by magic, the thing was capped, oil stopped spewing out the top, and hey presto, problem gone.

      But then we saw a bit of what was going on at the sea floor. Huge plumes of methane erupting from cracks, which were promptly plastered over. Nothing to see here, folks. I suspect that all that pressurised methane has simply been making its way up the alluvial layers towards Louisiana, seeking a way out. Perhaps it has found a weak spot here to start breaking out. If this is what is going on, there is no stopping it. God only knows how much of it is down there, or whether it will explode at some point. Time to get out of there, folks, nothing good can come of this.

    • harengus_acidophilus

      How to raise fear…
      Tell us, what should this baseless rumors
      help local residents to face their faith?


    • many moons

      Having people live where you want to pollute does pose a problem…Markww you have a good point….when they run everyone out they can frack, drill, dump, without having to pay the high price of proper disposal of waste products.

    • harengus_acidophilus

      "…ordinary people, lifeblood of this country…"
      Little bit pathetic, isn't it?

      What is your conclusion from this video?


      • harengus_acidophilus

        No conclusion?

        I've had found it leeds to confusion.

        A nervous man more crying, moaning and roaring than talking.
        Always playing emotional roller coaster with the audience.
        In a very professional manner.

        He generates money with fear.

        Nice compagnion…


  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    New improved bubbling map.. Good Lord..

    I hope preparations are underway to stop using salt domes as storage.. the tectonic plates move, they exert pressure, stuff shifts,cracks, gas forms.. it is not difficult to comprehend that storing stuff in them will be a problem…,_canals_labeled_1_fi_487.pdf

  • dosdos dosdos

    I think it's Texas Brine accepting a nice tidy sum for making fracking sludge disappear from various drilling sites, since this is part of their advertised services, and they were just too ignorant to think that it just might lead to this when they dumped it down into the cavern. (They obviously realized it two years ago when they plugged their wells.) I mean, how many domes have collapsed this way in the past? The question now is how many will collapse in the future from already having fracking sludge dumped in them. Remember, the feds allow this without any legal penalty or liability.

    If this had been BP, you can be sure that the feds would have been on this publicly in short order. They are conspicuously silent, which means that they don't want to draw attention to the consequences of irresponsible removal of fracking sludge from drilling sites. The feds are the ones who said, "Go ahead, do whatever you like with fracking chemicals, you won't get in any trouble." Now, we don't hear anything from EPA, NOAA, USGS, or any other federal agency, as they stand over on the sidelines, acting like they have absolutely nothing to do with it.