Today’s Paper: Giant sinkhole now 9 acres — Official concerned about possible ‘void spaces’ causing hole to grow or another one to appear

Published: January 19th, 2013 at 10:06 pm ET
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Excerpts from: Sinkhole to be seen in 3-D
Source: HoumaToday
Author: Xerxes Wilson
Date: January 19, 2013

Caption: “Flooding from heavy rains mix the swamp with the 9-acre hole.” (See photo here)

[...] “There are many things that are still a mystery,” said John Boudreaux, Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness director. [...]

“There is the possibility that there are other void spaces in the ground,” Boudreaux said.

These void spaces could eventually lead to the sinkhole growing or another hole as the failed cavern fills completely in.

“We don’t know for sure yet, that is the issue,” Boudreaux said. [...]

HoumaToday published this report early in the morning of Jan. 19, several hours before today’s ‘growth event’

Published: January 19th, 2013 at 10:06 pm ET
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3 comments to Today’s Paper: Giant sinkhole now 9 acres — Official concerned about possible ‘void spaces’ causing hole to grow or another one to appear

  • FREEDOMROX

    I firmly believe they knew this was coming and did not warn anyone. Seems convenient to mention their concerns the same day. Maybe a coincidence, but as the Carp said to the Bass, "Something smells fishy here."


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  • FREEDOMROX

    Kind of a "Well Duh!" moment here. This is the real story! It is now conclusively shown that Texas Brine and LDNR not only knew the cavern would fail, but on August 22nd, 2012, did a Gamma Ray survey, and the results are despicable, since they have done nothing to address it.

    To make matters even worse, please download the bottom three TIF’s of the Gamma Ray Survey performed on 8/22/2012, and understand how Mr. Hecox couls honestly say, “There has been a Frack Out of the cavern.”

    They have known since August 22nd precisely what was happening to the cavern, yet have done nothing to mitigate the disaster.

    The Survey shows that there has been infiltration of the salt at 700 ft. by the bottom of the Aquifer, and shows that from 3600 ft. down, that the cavern was blown out and a wreck.

    No more proof is needed. The resident’s and their lawyers can now proceed with actions against Texas Brine, and the State of Louisiana Dept. of Natural Resources for Willful Neglect and Harm, and a host of other criminal and civil charges

    http://freedomrox.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/louisiana-sinkhole-and-proof-ldnr-and-texas-brine-knew-oxy-3-could-fail-in-2010/


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  • markww markww

    To all ENE Villagers, I just finished writing the editor of the ADVOCATE News Paper in Baton Rouge to setup and help get a blog started where all scientists,first responders, fire,police,others,in saving lives could get together and put their minds to work as to coming up with some working solutions as to this disaster. It would include Government,Industry and others so as to see if we can come up with things each other can do to possibly stop this event. Or at least give it one hell of a Try.

    if i get any answers I will post it.

    Markww


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