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Louisiana Sinkhole Problem; Conglomerate Input

 
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Louisiana Sinkhole Problem; Conglomerate Input
Map of drilling, saltdome dumps, nuclear waste disposals, etc.



Summary: Good map containing chemical companies and drilling and well sites.


Bayou Corne Sinkhole Survey by LADNR from aug 25:
[link to dnr.louisiana.gov]

Summary: claims there are no toxic gaseous chemicals 300ft above the sinkhole, slight but normal radioactivity levels...

[link to wwwprd1.doa.louisiana.gov]

Summary:FAQ


BUTANE STORAGE CAVERN

How far from the Texas Brine storage cavern is the underground butane storage cavern operated by Crosstex? How much butane is contained in the cavern?

Crosstex operates storage cavern that contains 940,000 barrels of butane, which is located 1,600 feet from the sinkhole.

What is the company and the state doing to monitor this cavern while the drilling happens?

Crosstex is continuing operations and is continuously monitoring the well pressures, conducting mechanical integrity checks for all piping, performing hourly visual checks at each well and manning its facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The company is already under an emergency order issued by the Department of Natural Resources on August 3, which directs it and other operators to take all necessary steps to protect their operations against damage due to the subsidence event in the Grand Bayou/Bayou Corne area. DNR has also required daily reports from Crosstex and continues to review seismic reports in the area of the Crosstex cavern that are being collected by USGS. These reports are also being sent to a science advisory group who are working closely with DNR to verify and monitor Crosstex’s efforts.

What would the impact area be if one or more of the caverns storing LPG and Natural Gas near the Texas Brine Cavern #180708 were to explode?

After reviewing an updated plan from Crosstex, the state believes that the cavern poses little-to-no threat to the population living in Grand Bayou/Bayou Corne area. Last week, at DEQ’s request, Crosstex Energy Services re-evaluated their worst case scenario analysis. Their initial analysis was based on the concept of a failure of the pipeline at the surface. Based on that analysis, the impact radius calculated was broken windows at 0.3 miles. It was noted that the quantity of butane was doubled for this calculation in order to be more protective of human health. At the state’s request, Crosstex modified their worst-case scenario to consider that their butane-filled cavern was akin to an underground storage tank and calculations should be based on any failure of that system.

An important factor to understand is that the butane in this cavern is stored more than a half-mile below ground surface. At this depth and pressure, the butane is a liquid. The only way to get it to the surface is to pump salt water, which is heavier than butane, into the cavern in order to displace the butane to the surface. A failure of the cavern or piping would not cause this material to free-flow upward to the surface.

Concerns have been expressed regarding the possibility of the sink hole somehow expanding into the cavern holding the butane. It should be noted that the cavern containing the butane liquid is more than a half-mile underground and deep in the stable salt dome. The sink hole, at the deepest depth known to this point, is several hundred feet.

While it is easy to simply convert the known quantity of butane into a blast scenario, that does not mean this scenario is possible. A blast scenario of the liquid butane stored at the pressure and depth at which it is stored in the absence of oxygen is not possible. If the piping failed, some vapors could come to the top of the well head. If there was an ignition source, there could be slow burn at the wellhead. Lacking pressure or some other driving force to push it rapidly to the surface, it would not be expected to create a violent reaction such as an explosion. If the salt dome were to fracture and cause the casing for the storage of the liquid butane to crack, the liquid butane would flow into the cracks of the salt dome and not come to the surface.

How far will we be impacted if the butane cavern explodes does Napoleonville have anything to worry about or will feel anything or should we evacuate?

The state has reviewed the worst case scenario analysis on the butane cavern done by Crosstex, the company that operates the cavern, and both the departments of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources agree with Crosstex’s calculations that the cavern poses little-to-no threat to the population near where a slurry hole appeared in early August.

Last week, at DEQ’s request, Crosstex Energy Services re-evaluated their worst case scenario analysis. Their initial analysis was based on the concept of a failure of the pipeline at the surface. Based on that analysis, the impact radius calculated was broken windows at 0.3 miles. To see Crosstex’s letter explaining the calculations and the worst case scenario, go to www.deq.louisiana.gov.

Will this butane cavern be vacated during the drilling process. If not, why not?

Out of an abundance of caution, Crosstex is moving butane to another cavern 1,000 feet away from the original cavern. The departments of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources have reviewed Crosstex Entergy Services’ updated risk management plan for its storage cavern in Assumption Parish. Both agencies agree with Crosstex’s calculations that the cavern poses little-to-no threat to the population near where a slurry hole appeared in early August.
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[link to www.examiner.com]
Summary From the Examier, explains high radium levels are downplayed in official investigation. Butane could explode. Aug 24

"Stanley Waligora, a New Mexico-based radiation protection consultant and leading authority on health risks of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) has confirmed that radium levels at Bayou Corne's sinkhole are not within safe limits, but instead, roughly 15 times higher than the state's acceptable level"

"'Worst nightmare coming true,' says attorney

If the butane in the sinkhole vicinity exploded, it would meet, according to the National Terror Alert, the definition of a dirty bomb."



[link to www.examiner.com]

Summary From the Examier, explains(LA DEQ) finding contaminants Aug s1

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