Louisiana sinkhole, bubbles, 1000s quakes link to oil, gas ENMOD

Louisiana sinkhole, bubbles, 1000s quakes link to oil, gas ENMOD by Deborah Dupre, August 14, 2012, Examiner
“The sinkhole and bubbles may be caused by the same thing,” Dr. Horton told the Examiner Monday. Seismic activity is being detected from Louisiana’s giant sinkhole area, according to Horton, whose work at University of Memphis involves monitoring the New Madrid fault line for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as well as the Louisiana disaster. Have fossil fuel industries in Louisiana, through their ENMODs caused today’s geological instabilities that have resulted in this disaster? “Possibly – I think that’s a real possibility,’ Horton told Deborah Dupré on Monday. … “We have to arrange for the driller. We have to pick a location. We have to be very careful to not be in a point that’s too close to the sinkhole because of the weight of the rig,” Texas Brine Company spokesman Sonny Cranch told ABCNews.com Monday. “We don’t want to aggravate the situation.” Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said last week that his greatest worry is a nearby butane well exploding. … Locals say their greatest worry is the explosion and cover ups, not being well enough informed about matters such as the Texas Brine cavern near the sinkhole having radioactive waste pumped into it and the massive butane-filled well only 1500 feet from that salt cavern.

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