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Old 08-09-2012, 06:41 AM   #101 (permalink)
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the salt dome doesn't have any voids. "dome" in salt dome is not hollow, it's just a big deposit of salt. they take water and hollow out small sections of the salt dome and then use that for storage. those hollowed out sections are filled with something. in this case, it's filled with brine with a diesel overlay to keep the brine from leaching the salt dome.
Normally yes, the Lake Peigneur was a freak occurrence and a perfect storm of circumstances.

The fact that bubbles are coming up through Bayou's over the same part of the salt dome where this sinkhole has appeared in the past two weeks definitely points to some kind of movement or void in the dome.

The chances of something similar happening are slim to none, but I still wouldn't feel comfortable considering the circumstances.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:54 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Just saw that this morning after getting a call from my mom, all hell broke loose last night when people found out that the DNR has known about this shit since Jan. 2011. These people have been out looking for the source of these damn bubbles in the local waterways since May and these fuckers have known the entire time.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:11 AM   #103 (permalink)
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About 15 years ago I heard that gov't types wanted to bury nuclear waste in abandoned salt mines in the western part of NY state.They were debating the safety and it looked like it was going to happen. Then one of the old mines they were considering fell in from ground water and nearly consumed a whole village.
There's a nuclear train that goes to West Valley, NY. About 25 miles to the NE if me. The train goes right through Jamestown. I't's real dude.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:20 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Just saw that this morning after getting a call from my mom, all hell broke loose last night when people found out that the DNR has known about this shit since Jan. 2011. These people have been out looking for the source of these damn bubbles in the local waterways since May and these fuckers have known the entire time.
reading between the lines here and there. it really is worse than that.

not worse in that some major catastrophe is going to happen, but worse in that they really knew more details than they let on.

the year before they plugged it, they were milling out sections of the well going into the cavern to see if that area could be mined. they milled area around the casing up to 100' above the cavern wall and that's where it's suspected that the breach has occurred.

the reason they haven't put it together is because they have no idea why, how or where from the gas bubbles are coming from.
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Goddamn. Few things make me stop and have worry/fear creep in, but holy shit, that's certainly one of them.

That map of Detroit is going to be hard to keep out of my head next time I go to Melvindale
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Goddamn. Few things make me stop and have worry/fear creep in, but holy shit, that's certainly one of them.

That map of Detroit is going to be hard to keep out of my head next time I go to Melvindale
What the hell is in melvindale?
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:32 PM   #107 (permalink)
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What the hell is in melvindale?
Probably just Melvin and Dale... and this guy.
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Just saw that this morning after getting a call from my mom, all hell broke loose last night when people found out that the DNR has known about this shit since Jan. 2011. These people have been out looking for the source of these damn bubbles in the local waterways since May and these fuckers have known the entire time.
It reminds me of a discussion I had with a man while out shopping...
I don't recall the details of why, but we started talking about "fracking" and he told me he'd been a gov. loan officer and quit the biz when he found out HOW the horizontal maneuvered explosions occur in the 1st initial steps to mine for the gas. He said it's accomplished with nukeing. No one REALLY knows that and if they do,. it's swept under the rug.....
I googled the BEST I could and this PARTICULAR fact is COMPLETELY ignored.
It was interesting and eerie that he told me..... anyway.... S.
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Texas Brine announced a press conference tomorrow in Gonzales LA... a safe distance from the residence around the sink hole.
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Need to get some time lapse video of this thing churning.
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What the hell is in melvindale?
Big-ass rail yard. There's a refinery across the street, both over that mine. I hope I'm not around if that shit ever caves in
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Big-ass rail yard. There's a refinery across the street, both over that mine. I hope I'm not around if that shit ever caves in
That the marathon refinery?
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That the marathon refinery?
Yes sir. The rail yard (at least the auto part of it) is tucked in behind the storage tanks. You get to drive under the piping to get in.
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Yes sir. The rail yard (at least the auto part of it) is tucked in behind the storage tanks. You get to drive under the piping to get in.
That is a particularly picturesque section of Detroit.
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Texas Brine announced a press conference tomorrow in Gonzales LA... a safe distance from the residence around the sink hole.
Why in the hell would they move it that far away? My daughter lives in Delcambre.
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That is a particularly picturesque section of Detroit.
I dunno....Hamtramck and Jefferson seem pretty nice....



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That the marathon refinery?
Crazy...I ended up over there today
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Why in the hell would they move it that far away? My daughter lives in Delcambre.
Well they probably don't want to be anywhere near a huge churning hole full of diesel, salt water and possible radio active material.
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... and possible radio active material.
I heard a couple locals mention the same thing!?!? Where is the radiation coming from? NORM?
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This just made the front page of CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/10/us/lou...html?hpt=hp_t1
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I heard a couple locals mention the same thing!?!? Where is the radiation coming from? NORM?
They're talking about the NORM which TX Brine pumped back down the well over the last year or 2.

They're supposed to be drilling a relief well ASAP but they're expecting it to take 40 days. I can't imagine anyone in their right mind would want to be on a drilling rig anywhere near that hole right now but I guess money talks.
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It reminds me of a discussion I had with a man while out shopping...
I don't recall the details of why, but we started talking about "fracking" and he told me he'd been a gov. loan officer and quit the biz when he found out HOW the horizontal maneuvered explosions occur in the 1st initial steps to mine for the gas. He said it's accomplished with nukeing. No one REALLY knows that and if they do,. it's swept under the rug.....
I googled the BEST I could and this PARTICULAR fact is COMPLETELY ignored.
It was interesting and eerie that he told me..... anyway.... S.
Oh really? Thats news to me. Nuking is not the 1st step for fracking. the most common form of a frac job is slickwater fracturing, which is basically water and sand. They've done alot of research on nuclear fracturing, but the problem is you end up with oil/gas with radiation. Read about Project Gasbuggy, atoms for peace, operation plowshare, etc. but way to polish that tinfoil hat.
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I can't imagine anyone in their right mind would want to be on a drilling rig anywhere near that hole right now but I guess money talks.
Most of the guy's i've met that work on rigs would damn near do anything for more money. Crazy fuckers, the whole lot
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Most of the guy's i've met that work on rigs would damn near do anything for more money. Crazy fuckers, the whole lot
"In their right mind" is the key term there, hell I bet we've got guys here on PBB who would drill that shit without question for the right price.
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