Tree trunks in giant sinkhole covered with over a foot of black oil (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Published: October 21st, 2012 at 8:28 pm ET


October 20, 2012 footage from inside giant Louisiana sinkhole:

h/t Anonymous tip

Watch the full video here

Published: October 21st, 2012 at 8:28 pm ET


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11 comments to Tree trunks in giant sinkhole covered with over a foot of black oil (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

  • kalidances

    Everyone at Texas Brine is going to be in deep, deep trouble over this widespread flammable sludge. So is every single person in both state governments, Texas and Louisiana, that covered up whatever illegal things Texas Brine had been doing that created this mess. How is anyone going to put this out if(when) it catches fire?

    • dosdos dosdos

      The problem is that what they did is not illegal. The US Congress allowed this activity this under Bush's administration, masterminded by Chenney. Texas Brine will probably not be found liable for any of the damages.

  • Anthony Anthony

    You're right. A new disaster everyday and I'm sure there will be even more to this situation.

  • Sickputer

    You forget Force majeure (Act of God). The nucleocrats never make criminal mistakes, it is always the fault of mother nature or some unfortunate circumstance of events. Maintaining power requires mastering the art of lying and compromising personal principles.

    You ever see a small town policeman arrest the judge's son for a bag of weed? Never happens in Texas…or any other state for that matter.

    Even if seven states blow to hell from billions of cubic feet of gas…the blame will fall on mother nature. Maybe now we know why FEMA has been storing nine million body bags. That's about the population of the aquifer on this map:

    • kalidances

      Isn't it lovely when the government adds in the "Act of God" clause knowing perfectly well that had it not put the highly flammable material there in the first place then there would never be any "Act of God" sea of fire worries in Louisiana bayous.
      They won't need body bags for this mess. Something to absorb mile-high piles of ash as far as the eyes can see and contain fiery volcanic sludge maybe, but not body bags. Maybe they can charge admission when Louisiana and it's neighbors are turned into a supersized Grand Canyon.

      • Sickputer

        They also won't need to have a federal election because if a corporate disaster happens killing millions of people occurs because of nuclear plants, or stored petroleum reserves, or even "unexplained" sinkhole explosions…there will be a gradual dissolution of the federal system.

        Only the states that are left will survive as viable political systems. The American federation of states will not survive a midcontinent aquifer blowup or a major nuclear plant blowup any better than the USSR survived Chernobyl. Washington DC will have to fend for itself, just like every other region. I am not advocating revolution, just predicting the likely responses of a shattered country.

        Japan is an aberration…a puppetmaster entity with citizens who have lost the means and will to take control of their own country from a terrible government that is subject to a foreign power.

  • irhologram

    And you only see it when the trees suck it up? You didn't see the dolphins dying? The pelicans? The deformed shrimp? You didn't see the tar ball last week the SIZE OF A SCHOOL BUS? You don't realize they don't tell you where the fish you're eating tonight came from?

  • razzz razzz

    You can't buy any personal insurance against negligence caused by Congress but taxpayers will foot the bill for any disasters Congress causes with everyone bearing the suffering.

  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    Just looking at the trees you can see how far the sinkhole will extend as they are all dying. Wow