Sinkhole: “Gas is coming out of the ground everywhere… a massive amount” — Only 7 seconds of new flyover footage (VIDEO)

Published: September 21st, 2012 at 12:08 pm ET


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Title: Assumption group seeks sinkhole answers
Source: The Advocate
Date: September 21, 2012


Allen Hill, 66, a retired petrochemical industry worker, questioned the length of time for tests to fingerprint or provide a blueprint of the chemical makeup of the natural gas releases, for example.

“Natural gas is coming out of the ground everywhere. We have yet to identify the source of this natural gas. It’s a massive amount of gas that is coming out of here. I don’t think there is enough that’s sitting in that cavern to go as far and as long as this has,” Hill said.

“Why have we not been able to get a blueprint of this gas and go back to this cavern and all these sources around here?” Hill wanted to know.

Hill asserted in a later interview that such testing can be done in hours by industry experts.

Parish and state officials have said a more complex type of testing was being performed that would take some time.


Watch the new sinkhole flyover video here

Published: September 21st, 2012 at 12:08 pm ET


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36 comments to Sinkhole: “Gas is coming out of the ground everywhere… a massive amount” — Only 7 seconds of new flyover footage (VIDEO)

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    "I don’t think there is enough that’s sitting in that cavern to go as far and as long as this has,” Hill said.

    Oh, I don't know, somewhere between 50-80 million barrels of explosive gas. It'll leak for some time, unless it all goes up at once.

    Oh, and "Those residents will have to hold onto their concerns for another two weeks. That is when they have been told that the government will be ready to sit down with the public and share information about the process."

    It'll have either blown by then, and they'll all be dead, or the government will announce that there's nothing they can do about it, and they should all move. Or stay, no one really cares, otherwise they would have estimated the blast radius and evacuated accordingly.

    We have to get past thinking anyone in any office cares one bit about anyone's health, or life, for that matter. Then it all makes perfect sense.

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    "“Why have we not been able to get a blueprint of this gas and go back to this cavern and all these sources around here?” Hill wanted to know."

    That's an easy one Mr. Hill. The Federal, State and Local Governments no longer are required to answer to the people. They are owned and operated by and for the benefit of 'big bidness'. You are one of the 'little' (read worthless) people so STFU.

  • timebomb

    What glorious footage….. see they didnt show the side of the sinkhole that has been collapsing the last few days? Perhaps we'll get some more video of inside the hole which shows absolutely nothing.

  • Maggie123

    I always wonder about scarcely-enough-footage-to-provide-info video clips. Not only with info on Fukushima, the BC sinkhole, and other ENE news – for which I am absolutely grateful! But I've wondered for a long time – years!

    I understand media excuses (time constraints based on editorial policy so could be changed) but what about the moment the 'clip' is transferred from filmer to receiver? Why doesn't the receiver say "too quick – useless – we want at least several minutes."

    We know there was footage pre and post this clip – so who took it upon themselves to share only 7 seconds?

    • timebomb

      only the best looking angle uploaded
      an "overzealous staffer" im sure ;(

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      Film footage is considered photo journalism, and, therefore writing. Once sold or submitted, all rights to the images are lost. For film still owned by a government agency or company, privacy rights apply and there is no legal requirement that i am aware of to force them to make the footage public.

  • haizedustrium-1234 haizedustrium-1234

    When the bit hits the fan, who would want lol people back in lol's homes?

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Industrial accidents, too frequent, and too uncontrollable. We've got to get ourselves back to the garden.

  • Sol Man

    People please leave, yesterday!

  • jackassrig

    It looks like on the map Bayou Corne is not to far from the St James loading dock and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Perhaps about 20 miles to St. James Dock. If this keeps creeping toward the SPR, we could have oil all over Hell's half acre.

  • jackassrig

    This is pure speculation. If the they are using gas injection to lift the oil out of the SPR, maybe the gas is seeping from the SPR. I don't know how they lift the oil.

  • irhologram

    I would suggest that 1) we're coming to the end of the first projected window when two or more of the storage areas would be breached into one another…one containing butane, another acetone, another containing radioactive waste…all these storage domes in close close proximity. 2) the fresh water from Isaic was said to present the almost certain potential of melting the salt and merging the domes. 3) "They" know these things, of course. What was the estimate of the number of Hiroshimas the dirty bomb explosion would represent…100, i believe…over how many states, as carried by the jet stream? Yes, I saw that first video. No, I didn't see cooperative public officials. I saw officials so nervous they couldn't hold papers still. I saw others already into authoritarian aggression.

  • irhologram

    BUT… In reading other ENE story posts today, VIvvi states that the gas is thermogenic and is not the same as any stored material in the salt domes… The question posed was: is this gas methane from a fracture caused by BP on the New Horizon rig…that connects massive, deep, methane chambers. I know the one in the Gulf is said to reach all the way to Venezuela? And some theorize reaching that mega-pocket was BPs real goal? The trouble is… Since we can't get accurate information from officials… there are many assumptions along the way… Yet, two plus two equals four. We have to use deductive logic as best we can. I believe we can find the truth, but we have to be very methodical. So my Number one question right now is: is it true that the bubbling gas being tested does NOT match the materials that were stored in the salt domes?

    • aigeezer aigeezer

      "… is it true that the bubbling gas being tested does NOT match the materials that were stored in the salt domes?"

      Superb question, irhologram, but one that we armchair analysts may not be able to answer, and presumably "the authorities" may be strongly motivated to obfuscate.

      Any readers from Louisiana? Anyone know for sure? It's a biggie!

      • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

        "Shakhova notes that the Earth's geological record indicates that atmospheric methane concentrations have varied between about .3 to .4 parts per million during cold periods to .6 to .7 parts per million during warm periods. Current average methane concentrations in the Arctic average about 1.85 parts per million, the highest in 400,000 years, she said. Concentrations above the East Siberian Arctic Shelf are even higher."

        Nothing to worry about… it is only triple the highest levels ever recorded in history and going up rapidly..

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      TY, NoNukes for putting all these links together. Storage of toxic materials and fracking are destroying the environment. I got an email from Al Gore about climate change. His silence on the toxicity of nuclear reactors, nuclear weapons, and their destruction of life and the environment, and contribution to climate heating and destruction of the ozone layer only underlies the abandonment of the stewardship of both the people and the environment by the Democratic Party. They have joined the Republicans as Parties of the elite, the 1% whose myopia and selfishness and greed are destroying the world for everyone, themselves included. What are they teaching at the universities, or do the elite even bother to attend classes or read anything. The state of American education has fallen to new lows.

      • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


        "I got an email from Al Gore about climate change."

        Many years ago I was downwind from the coal fired generating plants in Tennessee. The National Park Service had contacted Mr. Gore who apparently told the power plants they did not have to put scrubbers on the generating plants even though trees were dying in our area and my eyes burned all day. When I left that area, my eyes were still burning many, many miles away over the mountains. Mr. Gore could not possibly care about people or the environment.

        • Mack Mack

          @NoPrevarication – Hi, you mentioned a few days ago that you tested water in Florida and found Strontium. Do you mind sharing the amount that was found, where was it found, and what company tested it for you? Thank you.

          • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


            Mack, my son tested the rainwater several months ago. I have since moved across town. He sent the sample (which was taken cleanly, he had to have the test container they sent off the ground four feet) to the National Testing Laboratories in Ohio. I can give you the exact address if you need it.

            They said .001 mg/liter strontium would be significant. They found that his rainwater contained .016 mg/liter. This testing was done on rainwater collected in Gainesville, Florida. My son would have continued the testing if he could have afforded it but he couldn't. They usually post what they find, but they didn't post his.

            I hope this helps. I've long since concluded that strontium is building up in the soil here and people who have gardens outside are beginning to consume it. I feel pretty certain they are not going to be advising people about this. I think even hydroponic gardening might be receiving radiation, but is probably preferable to gardening outside.

            So what does our local news talk about? The police report and cute pony stories. I think they are worthless.

            • Mack Mack

              @NoPrevarication! I hope everyone reads your post. Thank you for that information. That is extremely important news that Strontium in that amount was found in Florida rain.

              Yes, please post the address of the lab in Ohio.

              Is it your son that has a website or am I confusing it with someone else?

              Yes, you're absolutely right. The news is useless. However, once in awhile they come through. I was told that TV news anchor John Wilson from myfoxtampabay did a story on nuclear power plants collecting money up front in Florida to build new plants.

              If the news stations see public interest in a topic, they'll do more stories.

              That's why, as you know, it's important to view or make comments whenever a media source does speak out on nuclear energy/Fukushima, etc.

              That's why I nag people to (after they check out ENENews, of course) check sites like this:


              And view the articles and make comments. The more views the articles get, the more articles they'll do on the topic.

              Thank you again.

              • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


                "I was told that TV news anchor John Wilson from myfoxtampabay did a story on nuclear power plants collecting money up front in Florida to build new plants."

                Not only is that true, yesterday the PSC was considering smart meters. Was this on the local news? Nope. Nobody here would ever know, but knowing the PSC I am sure I know what they will do.

                I've asked my son either to respond to you or to tell me the address and I'll get back to you tomorrow Sunday.

              • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


                Here is the address promised: National Testing Laboratories, Ltd., 6571 Wilson Mills Road, Cleveland, Ohio, 44143. Their phone number is 1-800-458-3330. The total cost of testing the rainwater was $80.00. They sent the container to him, told him how to collect the rainwater, then he had to freeze it and ship it overnight. He said that the Lab sent him a sheet saying no aluminum or barium was found in the water, only strontium. The PH was 5.3 which seems highly acidic for Florida. I am also posting this to the Off Topic Discussion Thread.

      • NoNukes NoNukes

        Thanks, anne. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if Gore was in on the whole "Shock Doctrine," "hanging chad" part of our history from the beginning. He certainly put up little resistance.

        Education is in a sad state, but I also think that more people are paying attention than are foolish enough to discuss it on a public forum. Why else would prices on foods like fish and strawberries be going down, while most food prices are going sky high? Foods from South America sell briskly. Maybe I am being optimistic, but there weren't that many people working the underground railroad, yet a much larger percentage were also against slavery.

  • irhologram

    I am happy to find that apparently the Gulfstream has not stopped, at least until it gets into the Atlantic ocean, which would show the gulf deep waters are not necessarily warming to release the methane trapped in undersea ice, as your references point out would be followed by mega disaster. But, unfortunately, it has slowed down, possibly (likely) due to BP oil. So…. It is possible the methane is being released due to undersea warming. It doesn't seem likely that it's related to your first article theories by the Arturo Lauri, although I have heard this MOX mix, pile driver nuclear link with methane pockets before and believe its likely. But this location doesn't jive for a nuke plant culprit. Thank you for the links! I'm thinking whether BP is responsible or not, this is methane release and it's terribly bad news. What should be researched now is the speed of the GUlfstream and whether speed affects deep sea water temperature in bottling up heat to melt Clathrates. Unfortunately, it only seems logical that it does. Notice how I'm trying to tiptoe around this? It's a very hard truth, if true.

    • NoNukes NoNukes

      Thanks, irhologram, BP does seem more likely to be the culprit here than Tepco, I included the Lauri link and the links about the artic, etc, to show how methane is a concern all over the earth, yet rarely reported.

  • irhologram

    So in April 2010 with the New Horizon rig and again in August 2010 in Assumption Parish, BP had TWO collosal BOP failures that possibly involve methane release? And Assumption Parish sits on the New Madrid Faultline? Which In 1812 made the Mississippi flow backward? How many nuke plants are built along the Mississippi? In this case maybe drought is a good thing. I hear barge traffic is having trouble….but maybe HAARP is working to limit the damage. Remember Sec. Of State Cohen saying countries can now engage in weather wars? Remember the warning NASA gave employees along all coastlines in June of 2010? Remember the initial conspiracy theory sites that discussed the methane bubble under the gulf early on…saying it would send a fireball across Miami and a tsunami up the east coast…and cause the New Madrid to split the U.S. in two? Remember the Navy map? Geez, NoNukes. Those credible sites you posted seem to connect WAAAAY too many dots. Mack and noprevarication, where do you think the strontium in Florida originated, since the jetsteam usually comes in at Washington Sate, dips down a bit in the Midwest, then goes up and out Massachsetts? Would it be logical that those states have even higher levels?

  • irhologram

    This article states there have been two BOP failures in the last 30 years!

  • irhologram

    But I think the article missed the one in PA