Video: Giant sinkhole’s ‘containment system’ could encompass 70 acres

Published: January 31st, 2013 at 2:29 pm ET
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Update: Jan. 31 flyover of giant sinkhole -- Shows new road/containment berm to south (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Title: Texas Brine Updates Bayou Corne Residents 01/30/2013
Source: rainbeaudais
Date: Jan. 30, 2013

At 5:30 in

Bruce Martin, Texas Brine Company, LLC vice president of operation: We’re in the process of building a containment system, a set of berms, that will actually surround the sinkhole and probably will encompass somewhere between 60 and 70 acres when it’s all said and done.

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Published: January 31st, 2013 at 2:29 pm ET
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12 comments to Video: Giant sinkhole’s ‘containment system’ could encompass 70 acres

  • pcjensen

    maybe one day the containment will drop down into the great abyss as well as earth continues to adjust


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  • Tkayshakur Tkayshakur

    Yeah, earth is pissed.


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  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    Thanks again for taking the trouble to make these vids and publish them, rainbeaudais.

    Communication is like oxygen for information – it dies without it.


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Texas Brine and their double talk soulutions. This burm idea makes as much sense as the road their building in the (soon to be) middle of the sinkhole. The sinkhole will eat the road and their silly little burms. The exploratory wells they are drilling is just making matters worse as well. There are already too many holes drilled in southern louisianna and in the salt dome. Looks like swiss cheese if you look at a drilling site map of that area. Mother earth is healing itself and there is nothing anyone can do but get out of the way till shes done. Only activity besides emptying the remaining caverns of dangerous chemicals and waste and putting something besides water to refill them as to not leave voids for future sinkholes and keeping as much of the hydrocarbon products out of the bayou systems that goes directly to the gulf is all that can be done at this point. If there is a water supply directly in contact with the salt dome/salt bed formation, it will continue to dissolve untill its all gone. Period. The only chance of stopping further sinkhole growth is to cut off the water supply reaching the salt formation. Good luck with that. I'm afraid that the BP explosion has fractured the salt dome complex in the gulf as well. We are our own worst enemy. Ths is what happens when an industry like nuclear power and the oil industry grows so big and becomes unchecked. Only took us 70 years to destroy what took nature millions to design. Oceanic and land raping is global suicide.


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    • Thad

      TM 2020
      That is not a road they are building, it a work pad for skimming and cleaning operation –it has to be next to the sinkhole. Replaces the one lost earlier.
      Agreed the berm seems useless. Only wells drilled were into aquifier for observation and flares. the deepest is only 1,000'.
      The 2each 6,000' well idea was abandoned.
      The oil and gas is not coming fron the other caverns but from formations on the outside of the Tx Brn cavern breached side when that cavern collapsed– The is no waste stored in any of the caverns.
      The only explosion at BP was on the surface on the rig DWH. No explosion on the bottom under 5,000ft of seawater or in the formations below– no air- no oxygen.


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      • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

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      • davidh7426 davidh7426

        Will they be removing the trees do you think, or are they going to let the sinkhole eat them, after all they have by building this 'berm' surrendered everything inside it to Lake Fubar.

        Which reminds me, if/when the water-level starts to rise it will overflow, maybe towards the north, which is going to cause havoc with the traffic, maybe they should start thinking about closing Hwy 70 before it happens.


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  • dosdos dosdos

    What good is a berm going to do? Make the ground heavier so it sinks faster?


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  • markww markww

    That too shall be eaten up and dropped into the abyss

    Markww


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  • Lion76 Lion76

    Looks good on paper, means nothing in "reality" except THE PEOPLE GET SCREWED AGAIN in the end. Business as usual.


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  • FREEDOMROX

    Hill stood there and told the resident's that they cannot get close to a salt cavern further into the dome because it would be too dangerous to shake it! Does this not set off any alarm bells?

    Cavern 1 and Cavern 4 are closest to the Stinkhole outside of Oxy 3. They have enough data now, to know when it is safe to shoot the survey and not go ahead if there is a bounce back.

    I agree a 3 D survey is needed. It’s just a question of safety. It needs to be done responsibly.

    That being said, truth is this man seems genuine, but if he was the one in charge of the VSP survey, then he was irresponsible.

    The residents needed some assurances that they will ease off if the situation becomes as seismically active as it did before. They recorded what, 88 seismic events and just kept on thumping away. Did they find out who was responsible for that? Not on any video I just watched.

    Not a one of the residents even asked who pulled the last little ‘LuLu’, nor said a word about why it ‘belched’, or even asked if it did. Nor did they ask if the current geophones showed any evidence of the 'belch', nor whether there were any radical dammages, or growth, or anything.

    After six months, they are just now getting the 3D survey from Grand Gulf and Golden Gate, and only of that one little area, when Hill admitted he was a part of doing that very survey.


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