Users Online Now:
GLP Poker Rooms
Donate To GLP
Back to Forum
Back to Thread
REPLY TO THREAD
HUGE Louisiana sinkhole!!!!
Ms Sans Serif
In accordance with industry accepted best practices we ask that users limit their copy / paste of copyrighted material to the relevant portions of the article you wish to discuss and no more than 50% of the source material, provide a link back to the original article and provide your original comments / criticism in your post with the article.
[quote:dr.einstein:MV8xOTUxNjAzXzMzODc4NjU2XzhCNDQ1NTQ3] [quote:Esoteric Morgan:MV8xOTUxNjAzXzMzODc4MjM1XzQzMUUwQkE3] [quote:dr.einstein:MV8xOTUxNjAzXzMzODc3NzMxXzFBREIxRDAz] Folks. don't lose sight of the fact that the sinkhole-and-cavern problem is only a small part of this whole thing. the fundamental problem with the "cavern" is that Texas Brine did not conform to established engineering standards when they were harvesting the brine from the cavern: they washed away too much of the salt structure from the sides of the cavern and thereby weakened the cavern structure to the point of causing collapse (which in turn puts the entire Napoleanville Salt Dome complex in jeopardy) the MOST HUGE part of the problem is that coincidentally with this salt dome fiasco, a deep reservoir of natural gas has decided to seep its way to the surface -- and it is this natural gas which coincidentally filled the Texas Brine "cavern". But! more importantly, all of this natural gas, which is leaking up from a reservoir deep in the earth's crust, is ALSO saturating all of the ground in southern louisiana -- and it is this "natural gas problem" that is the catastrophic component of the whole situation. [/quote] Also, keep in mind the extensive geology of the entire area. Few people here have spoken about the Louann Salt basin, which extends into the gulf and up through a number of states, all of which sit ON TOP OF these deposits. Everything that I have read about this speaks of the questionable integrity of these salt deposits in the face of degradation from drilling breeches, land movement, and other factors. Imagine what happens once the salt washes away...you have holes. Not only do you have cavities and dome wall breeches, you have spaces where stored chemicals are not longer contained, and the reverse, where free methane and oil can come up to the surface from the strata below. This is like a ginormous, deep pan of many volatile substances under pressure, all looking to expand up and outwards until their pressure is relieved. But, if I am reading this correctly, it is THE LOUANN SALT which is first compromised here. As this deposit continues to dissolve away, the perilous situation expands exponentially. ==================== I have gathered a few maps and info, if anyone is interested. [/quote] well, evacuating all of southern lousiana for the next 100 years, until the gas dissipates, is disaster enough for me. [/quote]
The initially estimated 200 by 200 feet sinkhole that developed late last week, swallowing ancient cypress trees 100 feet tall near Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou communities in south Louisiana, is now reported to be 380 feet deep with a diameter of 372 feet, filled mainly with salt water with traces of diesel fuel, and only 1,500 feet from a cavern filled with butane, according to Tuesday morning news. Analysts' reports further hint that Texas Brine Company's cavern failed, but the butane cavern failing is today's worst-case scenario.
If a nearby butane-filled cavern fails, as it appears the brine cavern did,
"it could cause an explosion felt up to two miles away."
link to www.examiner.com
Pictures (click to insert)
Big Round Smilies
Aliens and Space
Friendship & Love
Misc Small Smilies
View All Categories
Next Page >>
Fox News priest demands government ban Satanic masses ‘in the name of free speech
Tax refunds will be cut for Obamacare recipients.
Liberals OUTRAGED at Gun Company’s ‘Presidential’ Name for New Product
Secret weapon to take over America revealed
CDC says combining the annual FluShot with other vaccines raises risk of febrile seizure in kids
Fox News Conspiracy About Undocumented Immigrants Voting Gets Debunked By Its Own Contributor
Food stamp system to go down across New York this weekend
Mutated Ebola virus could spread like flu, says Purdue University biologist
Cameras to Detect ‘Abnormal’ Behavior
West Virginia cops tout major bust for illegal ginseng harvesting
Scientists Say They've Created A Freaky New Form Of Light
A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death
Adoption/Child Welfare Bill H.R. 4980 Passed By Senate, Heads to President
4Chan strikes again by tricking gullible iPhone users into charging their phones in the microwave
A slow-motion disaster in the making for Sunshine State
BOMBSHELL: DHS Forced to Admit to Terrorists Caught at Texas Border
New Evidence Confirms Columbus had Map
The CDC, NIH & Bill Gates Own the Patents On Existing Ebola & Related Vaccines
Public University Requires Students to Submit Their Sexual History.
What a Dental Hygienist Found in Her Patient’s Mouths Forced a Company to Take Action
Satanists Handing Out Religious Literature at Schools
Comcast Denies It Will Cut Off Customers Who Use Tor, The Web Browser For Criminals
Expect the Unexpected: More 9.0 Megaquakes Are Coming, Study Says
Foreign-Born Population to Reach 60 Million Within 10 Years.
Ebola Outbreak could last years..
We're dropping truth bombs like it's the end of days!
Disclaimer / Copyright Info
with questions or comments about this site.
"Godlike Productions" & "GLP" are registered trademarks of Zero Point Ltd.
Website Design Copyright © 1999 - 2014 Godlikeproductions.com
Page generated in 0.003s (3 queries)