Louisiana fines Texas Brine $100,000

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  1. 1r0n_0x1d3

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    Louisiana officials have fined Texas Brine $100,000 over the company's failure to follow state orders on a giant Assumption Parish sinkhole.

    State Conservation Commissioner James Welsh announced the fine Saturday.

    He says that the company hasn't complied with provisions of a Nov. 12 order he made meant to speed work at the 8-acre sinkhole, which began to develop when a Texas Brine salt cavern failed in August.

    Residents of 150 Bayou Corne-area homes were forced to evacuate in August because natural gas was leaking into the underground water supply.

    The fine comes days after the company shut down one of its vent wells because it detected poisonous hydrogen sulfide gas.

    Welsh is demanding immediate payment of the civil fine and immediate compliance with his order.



  2. 1r0n_0x1d3

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    Oohh when oohh when will the sinkhole end no one knows until the end.

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    A possible breach of a butane-filled well 1500 feet from Bayou Corne's sinkhole, the size of three football fields, is so "very serious," it has Assumption Parish sheriff and local residents ordered to evacuate worried about a catastrophic explosion , one according to scientists in an Examiner investigation, would be in the range of one and a half B83 thermonuclear (hydrogen) bombs, the most powerful United States weapons in active service.
    “The disaster is made all the more worrisome because the hole is believed to be close to a well containing 1.5 million barrels of liquid butane, a highly volatile liquid that turns into a highly flammable vapor upon release,” CNN reported Friday about Louisiana's declared State of Emergency. Earlier it was reported the butane-filled well is only 1500 feet from the sinkhole and it will not be emptied.

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    The 1.2 Gigawatt Waterford nuclear power plant is 45 miles away at Killona, Louisiana. The River Bend nuclear power plant is 82 miles away at St Francisville, Louisiana. American Nuclear power containment buildings are required to withstand a direct hit from a jet passenger liner at landing speed of 167 mph (269 kmh). The danger is that a blast of this magnitude would take out the power grid for several weeks. American nuclear power plants have batteries to power the cooling system for 4 to 8 hours. After that it is up to generators. The critical problem would be what happens to all that piping at the Waterford plant Below in the Notes are a list of the oil refineries in the area. These are government
    calculated distances which measure the distance from the city hall in one county to the city hall in another.

    Belle Chase refinery is 84 miles away.
    Two Baton Rouge refineries are 74 miles away.
    The first three on this list are on the opposite side of the Mississippi river.
    Chalmette refinery is 82 miles away.
    Convent refinery is 25 miles away.
    Cotton Valley refinery is 312 miles away.
    Garyville refinery is 38 miles away.
    Krotz Springs refinery is 89 miles away.
    Three Lake Charles refineries are 186 miles away.
    Meraux refinery is 85 miles away.
    Two Norco refineries are 55 miles away.
    Port Allen refinery is 53 miles away.
    Princeton refinery is 312 miles away.
    Shreveport refinery is 302 miles away.

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    Hydrogen sulfide gas was detected Thursday morning in equipment that is
    part of an operation designed to burn off methane from a cavern beneath
    Texas Brine’s salt dome site in Assumption Parish, officials said.
    But the potentially dangerous hydrogen sulfide gas does not appear to have
    escaped into the atmosphere from the salt cavern well between the Bayou
    Corne and Grand Bayou communities, parish and company officials said.
    “The fact is, nothing vented into the atmosphere as best as anybody could
    ascertain,” said Sonny Cranch, spokesman for the Houston-based company.

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