An update on the Bayou Corne sinkhole, it is still there and still growing. It has been there since August 3, 2012 and Texas Brine has done a bunch of nothing for the families who were forced to evacuate on Aug 3. you can see just how close they live to the toxic sinkhole above, that small community of homes, are the people who were forced to move. About 300 people. There aren’t too many people who live in Bayou Corne, so it isn’t a hot topic that people there are upset, they don’t decide elections
Which I think is exactly why, we need a Federal team in charge here!!! Local government doesn’t care, it isn’t worth their time or money to care so Texas Brine is in charge!
The latest flyover video shows, the sinkhole and how it’s grown: This flyover was on January 17, 2013
This flyover was on August 12,2012, oh my how it’s grown!!
This is the most recent Helicorder displays I could find, it seems it’s offline today:
The governor Bobby Jindal has either decided that Bayou Corne is not a part of Louisiana any more, or he is corrupted by money being fed into his office by the petroleum companies……. or ?? I have no idea. I think it’s quite possible corruption is at fault here, today the New Orleans former mayor was indited on 21 corruption charges, there’s lots of corruption in these parts, it would not surprise me if it the corruption has reached Jindal’s office!
I would think it would be important enough for Mr. Jindal to be there, or at least to have shown up to say hey I know what’s going on here, please stay calm. His office is just about 30-40 miles from the sinkhole!! In the map above you can see he’s closer to the sinkhole than I am!! So far he has continued to ignore the plea for help, and I’m disappointed 😦 I
liked Bobby Jindal, I thought he would be a good choice as a presidential pick, however I’m not so sure about that anymore!!
Bayou Corne Sinkhole~Update
Above you will see a picture of a protest, asking, begging Booby Jindal for his attention, I think he still ignored them BTW. I know there are only 3 people that this protest, but I also know not many people live there, and that many more people actually care!
Over five months since the Texas Brine sinkhole first appeared over the Napoleonville Salt Dome, residents of Bayou Corne, Louisiana continue to struggle to be heard — particularly by Governor Bobby Jindal.
As the 8.5 acre sinkhole continues to expand, a handful of evacuees recently attempted to remedy that situation by displaying signs along the Governor’s route to a nearby press conference. Unfortunately that request, like previous emails, phone calls and appointment appeals, went unanswered.
Last spring, residents in Louisiana’s Assumption Parish noticed peculiar bubbles rising to the surface in some bayous. Soon after, small earthquakes shook the towns and raised some eyebrows. In August, i09 writes, the earth suddenly yawned open, swallowing several acres of swampy forest and forming a massive sinkhole full of water, brines, oil and natural gas. Geologists say nature did not cause the hole. Rather, mining activities conducted by the oil and gas service company Texas Brine opened up this apparent pit to hell.
The company, however, denies responsibility. The United States Geological Survey is investigating the incident and has determined that a salt cavern deep below the surface collapsed and caused the earthquake-like tremors, not the other way around. The collapse, they say, was likely brought about by extensive mining.
Recognize the sinkhole disaster in Bayou Corne, LA as a federal emergency, and assign a federal team to the efforts.
More than 52,000 gallons of crude oil has leaked out, and people have reported suffering symptoms related to crude exposure. Deadly H2S gas has been found, and there is approx 100 mil cubic ft of methane underground that is bubbling up all over the surrounding swamps, and bayous. Home methane monitors have been recommended. There is a 3 mil cubic yd void somewhere underground that has not been located. That’s equal to an 80 acre sinkhole 40 ft deep, or 100 football fields 40 ft deep. 150 homes/350 people have been evacuated from their homes since early August 2012. There is no light at the end of the tunnel for when they can return home, or have any kind of closure from this nightmare. This is not just a hole in the ground, and requires more resources than the state has at their disposal.Created: Jan 05, 2013