Sheriff “particularly irritated” he had deputies work at sinkhole while not knowing of possible radiation risk

Published: August 14th, 2012 at 10:25 am ET
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Title: Officials upset by lack of salt dome info
Source: The Advocate
Author: David J. Mitchell
Date: August 13, 2012

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Also, [Sheriff Mike Waguespack] and other parish officials said they further learned through news accounts Thursday that DNR’s Office of Conservation had authorized Texas Brine in 1995 to dispose of naturally occurring radioactive material in the now-possibly failed cavern.

This disclosure particularly irritated Waguespack and [John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness]. Without knowledge of the possible risk, Waguespack said, he had assigned deputies to work around the sinkhole. Boudreaux said he had been at the sinkhole site, too, not knowing about the possible presence of the radioactive material.

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h/t Sue Sturgis

See also: Louisiana Test Results: Radioactive thorium, lead, and more detected in sinkhole samples (VIDEO)

Published: August 14th, 2012 at 10:25 am ET
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15 comments to Sheriff “particularly irritated” he had deputies work at sinkhole while not knowing of possible radiation risk

  • arclight arclight

    great find sue!

    "…not knowing about the possible presence of the radioactive material…"

    seems like a common problem? nuclear censorship with health and safety good practice, do not mix well?


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  • DisasterInterpretationDissorder DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    Good, more angry sheriffs (officials) please.


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  • many moons

    How bout the folks who live in the area, jumping up and down screaming about the bubbles….they may have been exposed….where were the signs warning people of radioactive material buried here???
    People have to start going to jail for this shit…incredible!


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  • markww markww

    Another hushed up Radiation Problem brought to you by TEXAS BRINE


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  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Cancer in family related to sink hole contents?

    On the following video at the 3:57 mark a woman from the area talks about the cancers in her family. Could this have something to do with the radioactive waste stored in salt domes? Makes me wonder about the cancer rate in the area.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S089I58ahAA
    Video from Sheilaaliens website.


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  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

    Which is why all law enforcement and military need to question who they're risking life and limb for. It's not easy to break ranks and stand-up to the powerful. It takes real courage to fight corruption. Many within law enforcement and the military are fully aware of what's happening 'at the top'.

    Time to wake up and understand, we're all being put at risk with this deadly technology. Time to find the courage to do what's right. Don't wait until your loved ones are laying in that death bed.

    Other than using you to quell any opposition to their goals, the power-elite think little of you. (Doubt this? See below link.)

    It's time to step-up and reestablish your credibility with the people. Hats off to Mike Waguespack for speaking-out against those who jeopardize us all…

    "Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy." [Henry Kissinger – source: http://hotbmembers.blogspot.com/2006/11/henry-kissinger-said.html


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  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Hiding Radiation

    We need to demand full disclosure from our respective governments as to where radioactive substances are mined, refined, created, manufactured, transported, stored, dumped, released into the environment and made into military weapons including depleated uranium. No more surprises please.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    It's "make or break" time for the local authorities.
    Having aligned themselves with DHS..instead of their state and local community..if not careful will be there own doing.
    Many..will now be pressured to deceive their own people on behalf of DHS…or walk off the job and be replaced by a toadie of the same.
    The locals must try to hold their own against..the henchmen from Washington DC.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Typo…"will be their undoing"..


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    PS. Heart of the Rose also sends..to the people affected..strength,love and compassion.


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  • Sickputer

    The nucleocrats let the oil and mining industry have carte blanche with NORM creation and disposal. The feds don't regulate it except for DOT (shipping of waste) and OSHA.

    The radioactive brine waste is frequently spread on icy roads in winter all across America. Counties can buy it cheap. You lucky snowbirds up north!

    Road construction materials may contain the bigger chunks of this toxic waste as well as the wallboard and concrete mixes you buy at the store. They do warn the oil field workers to wear respirators during brine operations, but hey… You can't smoke or eat with a respirator on.

    Welcome to the fucked up world of Big Brother 2012!

    Anything goes in this economy regardless of the health issues. I would advise the sheriff that he should get the hell away from the toxic salt cavern. They will lie about the dangers because that's their job to keep pushing this radioactive shit down our throats and expect us to love it because our gasoline prices are 1/2 the Europeans.

    Here's a couple of links to give you some bathroom reading while you crap out some of their "safe" radiation:

    http://www.ndhealth.gov/AQ/RAD/norm.htm

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/normrpt.pdf


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  • Sickputer

    More NORM research: "One of the oil and gas sector’s more dangerous oversights is that naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) waste can be treated as a 'low level' radioactive waste stream. A growing body of evidence indicates that health and environmental impacts of NORM have been well underestimated, and that NORM waste streams are increasing at an unmanageable rate.
    Every year, the US oil and gas industry produces roughly 260,000 tonnes of NORM contaminated sludge and scale, and around 18 billion barrels of waste fluid. To provide context, a low, background level of radiation for the US is around 0.2 pCi/g. Produced water from oil and gas drilling contains around 9000pCi/g, while tank and pipe scale contains around 100,000pCi/g."

    http://social.decomworld.com/projects-and-technologies/norm-glowing-example-radioactive-waste-treatment

    SP: Thoughtful article by a decomtamination company. We better realize that ending toxic industries is the longterm goal and remediation of existing technologies is the opening step to a phaseout.


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  • RichardPerry

    Is there not a large fine for not posting a danger radiation sign at sites in USA. The workers should be compensated for the grief and worry that what may happen to them.


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