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Erin Brockovich speaks out on Bayou Corne - "Get out."

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Sinkhole was 400 sq ft, now 9 acres and growing.

"The sinkhole, approximately 400 square feet when discovered on August 3, is now 9 acres large and continues to expand. It is expected to continue growing up to the size of 30 football fields." http://www.examiner.com/article/erin-brockovich-s-la-sinkhol...

Seeing as this problem has been going on for SEVEN MONTHS, and given how SERIOUS it is - with the salt dome that is sinking measuring 1 MILE X 3 MILES, a circumstance causing TOXIC, VOLATILE gases to be released, in addition to potential GROUND INSTABILITY, with nearby residents having been under an EVACUATION ORDER, but with residents outside the evacuation zone experiencing HEALTH ISSUES*), it's nice that the LA governor has carved out time from his busy schedule (it's a one-hour trip) to see the DISASTER SITE for himself.

* http://www.examiner.com/article/gassed-louisiana-sinkhole-fa...

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Golfer swallowed by sinkhole the other day.


If Louisiana collapses or blows up, I wonder if the New Madrid will go?

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I can't imagine what that must have been like!

I find all of this rather alarming. After you made this post, I looked at numerous articles on the subject of Bayou Corne. It's a bad situation. The sinkhole occurred last summer, but not all evacuated. Now in the last nine months, there have been thousands of small earthquakes in the area. Plus there's been the gases that have been found bubbling up in the water. Then on Monday there was a larger earthquake off the coast. That was followed by those 90 earthquakes you reported on. It seems that these salt domes (where they drill) occur near naturally-caused fissures, namely, along fault lines. And that they're all connected. Right off the bat, with the possibility of some domino effect, there are grave risks. If you look at a map, the "line" goes down from New Madrid to the gulf. And, it would appear that the trouble here all goes back to... the BP oil spill, what occurred right at the end of that line. And when the well was "capped," there were warnings of unintended consequences, that the capping *could* cause a rise in temperature inside that would then cause crystals to eventually melt that would cause major leaks. It was explained that the caverns left when the fluids come out are... enormous, the lengths of the world's tallest buildings. And that, without the fluids inside, it causes the earth above them to become unstable. Not a good situation. (One report said that the people in Louisiana are noting a rise in water levels, whereas it might just be that the land is slowly sinking.) I wish a geologist would weight in here!

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90+ earthquakes there last night.


Seems important to me.

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hadn't heard of that!

Totally unimportant though... Thanks for trying... (/sarcasm)

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More sinkholes. One minute, a tranquil

Louisiana community is enjoying life on the bayou, with boating & fishing providing livelihoods and recreation... the next, they are ordered to immediately (and permanently) evacuate the area because of a sinkhole nearby caused by a drilling accident. So now:
a) given the extreme pressure in the earth, their homes could cave in at any time; or, regardless,
b) given that the sinkhole happened to be near a well filled with highly-flammable liquid butane, their homes might explode at any time; plus
c) their water supply has been contaminated.

At least Erin Brockovich can devote her full attention to the issue. Ha, ha. She's been contacted by residents in 4,000 communities across the country frustrated by a lack of adequate response by corporations and/or the government re one environmental disaster or another, of which this case is but the latest.

[I couldn't access the video at that article, but found it under the related posts: http://enenews.com/brockovich-on-sinkhole-we-have-pretty-goo... ]

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
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