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HUGE Louisiana sinkhole!!!!
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 20513319:MV8xOTUxNjAzXzMyNzIwOTg0XzgxQ0QxM0U1] [quote:Anonymous Coward 20513319:MV8xOTUxNjAzXzMyNzIwOTQ2X0MzNzYzREM1] BATON ROUGE, La. – This week, officials say readings from monitoring equipment indicated there were no detectable levels for naturally occurring radioactive material, or NORM, on the surface of a sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Radioactive???? This just keeps getting better http://www.kalb.com/story/19239955/first-set-of-samples-from-sinkhole-show-no-detectable-levels [/quote] SHREVEPORT, La. – LifeShare Blood Centers reported Thursday that the local blood supply is running low on type O blood, and requesting that eligible donors give blood as soon as possible. http://www.kalb.com/ Do they think they will be needing blood soon? [/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
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