Expert: Giant Louisiana sinkhole “has the potential to impact larger areas” (VIDEO)

Published: December 9th, 2012 at 12:35 am ET
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Title: Garland Robinette
Source: WWL Radio
Date: December 3, 2012
h/t Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle

Garland Robinette: Let me ask you the question again that everybody asks me: Will this thing spread to impact any other areas?

Chemist Wilma Subra, LEAN Technical Advisor: It has the potential to impact larger areas.

MaryLee Orr, LEAN Executive Director: Yes and the thing is Garland, they don’t know.

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Published: December 9th, 2012 at 12:35 am ET
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28 comments to Expert: Giant Louisiana sinkhole “has the potential to impact larger areas” (VIDEO)

  • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

    Let em start drilling 2 more holes around this thing, and watch just how much it expands. 2 new holes, 6000 feet each. They know…….they KNOW!!!


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    • Anthony Anthony

      Its odd that in some reports they claim they know precisely the situation and even choose to withhold additional or complete information. In the next breath they have no idea what is going on.

      Hmmm. Hmmm?

      Maybe they are getting a lesson from Earth and Nature where they are realizing they didn't know what they thought they knew?


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    • FREEDOMROX

      How much sense does it make to go near a collapse zone, and drill baby drill? BTW Rainbow, very nice thing to do for your neighbors. Big heart. :)


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  • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

    5:40 p.m. Office of Conservation Strengthens Order to Texas Brine
    December 7, 2012 //

    Office of Conservation Strengthens Order to Texas Brine, Orders Two 6,000-foot Wells to Monitor Area
    Wells will provide new information, more accurately assess area around failed Texas Brine cavern and sinkhole

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh today ordered Texas Brine LLC to drill two 6,000-foot geotechnical wells near the site of its failed salt brining cavern to provide deep underground staging points for seismic imaging equipment that will give a clearer understanding of the current status of the underground support structure beneath the sinkhole and area around the failed Texas Brine cavern.

    http://assumptionla.wordpress.com/


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  • dosdos dosdos

    The sinkhole has not yet grown to the volume of the failed cavern, therefore gravity dictates that it will continue to grow. And more oil and gas will reach the aquifer in the process. It's just a matter of time. They just don't when and where yet.


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  • Stephengn

    Here's a Facebook page started by people who live nearby – poor souls

    https://www.facebook.com/BayouCorneSinkhole?ref=stream


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  • markww markww

    Hey everybody back a couple day ago I wrote where other oil companies and are drilling into the same salt dome they are causing problems too wit this thing

    Markww


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  • markww markww

    We all mostly knew this thing was not finished over 2 or 3 months ago and they are just figuring this out man they do not know which way is up

    Markww


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    WOw..I woke up late…has the street brawl..tumbled this over to this thread?
    Wanna fight?
    If so.."I'm your huckleberry".


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Not really..but could we please stay on topic..no bickering.


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  • FREEDOMROX

    Considering that it will be mid-March before these wells can be completed…what are the people to do until then? Portable H2S scrubbers are highly inefficient.


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  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    The citizens living around this area need to get out before someone dies. A general evacuation notice has been given but people are choosing not to listen, therefore WHEN someone dies it's going to be their own fault. Texas Brine/Shaw won't be the ones at fault for the death. I'm sure some people don't want to leave their homes because this is where they grew up, but it's a thing, something that can be replaced. Texas Brine/Shaw should start purchasing people's houses (at inflated prices) to allow people to start evacuating the area. This is the only way that these people are going to be able to afford to leave.


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  • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

    TEXAS BRINE SAYS: "There have been no observable changes to the sinkhole’s shape, size or surface conditions. Containment boom is secured in position around the perimeter. Because the sinkhole surface is now relatively free of liquid hydrocarbon and debris, no clean-up activities were scheduled for today, nor Sunday. ."

    Hey Texas Brine…do you REALLY expect us to believe that? Do y'all think we are that stupid?

    Any reasonable person can figure out of the cavern well is shut in, that the oil and gas is coming up the side of it and IN to the sinkhole. Relatively free of hydrocarbon my ass. STOP LYING TO US TEXAS BRINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Or let one of US go in there and see for ourselves. What are you afraid of the public to see up close? Screw the "liability" excuse. Draw up a contract absolving you of any liability and LET SOMEONE NOT CONNECTED WITH TEXAS BRINE, DNR, OR ANY PUBLIC AGENCY IN THERE TO SEE AND REPORT ON WHAT THEY SEE!!!

    http://www.texasbrine.com/response/2012-12-08_TBC-Update.pdf


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  • FREEDOMROX

    Rainbow, don't hold back…tell us how you really feel.

    Seriously, they will never allow anyone there as long as LDNR is involved.


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  • FREEDOMROX

    Have you anyone else down there heard anything from the Police Jury regarding buying you folks out, yet?


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  • Ibuiltthis Ibuiltthis

    Looking at LDNR website and running different searches, it is amazing what they name some of these documents!! Obviously hiding/ lying.


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    • FREEDOMROX

      @Ibuilthis. They do make it very difficult, don't they? Try as hard as I may, still cannot find the "Action (drilling) Plan" for the Golden Gate, etc. Harslinger drilling rig. I have their permit, but no actual plan, except depth. But I do have their lodgment, and it is unreal. The sands they are going for are the Marg//Cib Haz sands and are planning to drill another well, close to the one they already have planted.

      I have the lodgement in pdf, so I will have to upload it to my site if anyone wishes to inspect it.


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  • Ibuiltthis Ibuiltthis

    http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OC/BC_All_Updates/ORDER_DIRECTIVES/Fig.1For5thAmendDecofEmerge.pdf

    Haven't seen this before. Bottom left states: BC_GEO_025_Alluvial_Aquifer_Mon_Locs.mxd, Gary Hecox, 12/7/2012, NAD_1983_StatePlane_Louisiana_South_FIPS_1702_Feet


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  • FREEDOMROX

    Looks as if this is being used to estimate the areas of gas accumulations that are infesting and migrating into the alluvial aquifer.


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  • FREEDOMROX

    I normally don't care much for Ms. Dupre', but I will say I was very interested in what Sabra was putting on the record…

    https://www.examiner.com/article/louisiana-sinkhole-sacrifice-zone?cid=rss


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