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Sinkhole unprecedented globally, heed evacuation order, geologist says
examiner.com ^ | 10-24-2012 | deborah dupree

Posted on 10/26/2012 5:37:03 AM PDT by freedommom

The Bayou Corne sinkhole is truly a historical event, unprecedented globally, according to a geologist who addressed a group of residents, evacuees and others Tuesday night in Pierre Part at a briefing high with emotions at times, such as when the mandatory evacuation issue was addressed. "In the history of this type of event, this is very unique,” said Dr. Gary Hecox, geologist with Shaw Environmental stated at the resident meeting Tuesday night. Upset citizens fired one after another question after the officials gave presentation updating the locals with their latest updates about the disaster. “Nobody ever dealt with something like this,” said Hecox, technical advisor with Shaw Environmental Group that has been contracted by Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to help attempt to manage the monster sinkhole, area leaking gases and crude, and earthquakes plaguing nearby communities for over four months.

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KEYWORDS: bayoucorne; lousianna; sinkhole

1 posted on 10/26/2012 5:37:21 AM PDT by freedommom
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To: freedommom

Its a Corne Hole?


2 posted on 10/26/2012 5:37:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Its a Corne Hole?

Corne hole on the Bayou, even.

3 posted on 10/26/2012 5:40:35 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: freedommom

What's this about SinkHolio?

4 posted on 10/26/2012 5:47:35 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: freedommom

I hope these Examiner.com reporters are doing this for free. This is some of the worst reporting I’ve seen in a while:

“Probably there would not be more sinkholes forming. Instead, if anything, the existing sinkhole would just get bigger, according to Hecox. Even another official on Tuesday night, however, questioned that, and tried to obtain more information.

“There is no cookbook,” he stated matter-of-factly. “There’s not even any decent case studies people how to proceed when you’ve had a cavern collapse 5,00 feet below ground, you’ve had to frack out to the surface in the form of a sinkhole, and you have natural gas and crude oil coming in and bubbling up all over.”


5 posted on 10/26/2012 5:48:14 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: freedommom

“Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night wondering if they are going to give us money to relocate or what they are going to do” said Donald Gros a resident of Bayou Corne.
Well Donald I’ve got your answer.
Figure it out for yourself cause we ain’t got no more frickin money to give away.
I guess I’m just A cold hearted uncaring person.


6 posted on 10/26/2012 5:53:32 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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To: Windflier

The Examiner is a blog.

It is intended to be confused with the Washington Examiner.


7 posted on 10/26/2012 5:54:33 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: freedommom

Less than 2 weeks and we can get rid of the stinkhole in DC.


8 posted on 10/26/2012 5:54:58 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Windflier

That writing is demonstrative of the increasing illiteracy of our population. What the heck are the nincompoops saying?


9 posted on 10/26/2012 5:55:51 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Windflier

Perhaps it’s an exact quote, in which case mangled grammar and all it’s not the reporter’s fault.


10 posted on 10/26/2012 5:57:21 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Windflier

Didn’t CCR have a song about Cornhole on the bayou?


11 posted on 10/26/2012 6:03:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: freedommom

Very unique. More than half? Relatively?

(And by the way, they’ve got nothing on Centralia, PA.)


12 posted on 10/26/2012 6:05:07 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (Please proceed, Governor. To the White House.)
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To: Windflier

This is nothing but a blog entry.

The Examiner literally lets ~anybody~ with a computer become one of its “reporters.”

Their standards are non-existent and their content is largely crap - QED.


13 posted on 10/26/2012 6:10:39 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: certrtwngnut

Geez. The cajuns used to be some of the most self-sufficient people in the country, not relying on the government or anybody outside the bayou for much of anything. What happened?


14 posted on 10/26/2012 6:11:37 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: freedommom

Umm... If they’ve had a massive failure in a salt dome, that’s gonna be a problem.

I wonder whether they’ve ben able to de-inventory the thing? This is pretty sketchy reporting.


15 posted on 10/26/2012 6:48:34 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: freedommom


16 posted on 10/26/2012 7:16:13 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: freedommom

17 posted on 10/26/2012 7:24:18 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Texas Brine officials told the audience they have removed most of the crude oil from inside the failed cavern. They say so far the company has removed 2,600 barrels of crude oil from inside the cavern and close to 600 barrells so far from on top of the sinkhole. Clean up work around the sinkhole continues. The company plans to add 7 geoprobes around the Bayou Corne community in approximately two weeks.

http://www.fox44.com/news/residents-get-break-down-bayou-corne-sinkhole-situation
October 23, 2012

I have not found the original volume of cavern #3, but a previous article stated they had the majority removed when they had recovered ~1,500 barrels.

More info at:
http://www.texasbrine.com/response/


18 posted on 10/26/2012 8:12:13 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: freedommom

19 posted on 10/26/2012 8:17:57 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: Lion Den Dan
That writing is demonstrative of the increasing illiteracy of our population. What the heck are the nincompoops saying?

I got mad, twisting my brain in knots trying to figure it out. I gave up.

20 posted on 10/26/2012 3:40:48 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: cripplecreek
Didn’t CCR have a song about Cornhole on the bayou?

You've gotta have more than a few grey hairs to know that reference. I guess I'm old, 'cause I know exactly what you're talking about :-)

21 posted on 10/26/2012 3:44:05 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: shibumi
The Examiner literally lets ~anybody~ with a computer become one of its “reporters.”

Ah....didn't know that. If that's the case, Freepers ought to start writing for them and elevate the quality of their website. We've got some awesome talent here.

22 posted on 10/26/2012 3:46:36 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: freedommom
Sinkhole ain't the problem, it's the storage well right next to it holding liquid butane that's the problem.
If that sucker lets go in an explosive way, I got problems and I live about 30 miles away as the crow flies.
23 posted on 10/26/2012 3:54:15 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Windflier

Your suggestion would be a good one, except for the fact that The Examiner is also a malware infested cesspool.

I have had several bad experiences that have left me with the caveat of never clicking on one of their links.

Your results may vary.


24 posted on 10/26/2012 7:43:31 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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