The sinkhole in Assumption Parish is quite a bit larger. Natural gas has entered a nearby aquifer from the Texas Brine cavern. Cleanup continues, but it’s dangerous because of the instability of the cavern.
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On Friday, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) took a sample of water from the Number One reactor’s primary containment vessel for the first time since the meltdown last year.
The sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana has opened up quite a bit more and the drilling has discovered the bottom of the cavern too soon.
The latest video flyover of the sinkhole in Assumption Parish shows no change in the size of the sinkhole. Some new seismic activity has been detected.
Pah Tempe Mineral Hot Springs is under threat. The nearby city wants to divert the water source for developers and destroy the hot springs.
The mineral hot springs aren’t just pretty, though. They have historical and cultural significance as well.
The sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana remains the same size, but new bubbling spots have been found.
The sinkhole near Bayou Corne, Louisiana is holding steady. Hurricane Isaac dumped a lot of rain on Assumption Parish, trees are down and power is out (but being restored), and the sinkhole is the same size it was before the storm.
A mysterious bubbling sinkhole about fifty miles south of Baton Rouge, Louisiana has swallowed up full-grown cypress trees and bent a 36-inch natural gas pipeline. The sinkhole was discovered August 3 and has since grown to 370 feet wide by 420 feet deep.
June 8 is World Oceans Day. The theme for 2012 is Youth: The Next Wave for Change.
Among the Japanese tsunami debris that has washed up onshore is a sixty-six foot dock, still intact.
The EPA announced this morning they would delay rules on capturing air pollution at gas wells where hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is going on. This follows several decisions by the EPA not to charge drilling companies with polluting groundwater near the wells.
It seems a day can’t go by without reading some new controversy regarding racking, or hydraulic fracturing as it is technically known. The EPA, already investigating claims of ground water contamination as a result of fracking, can now add to their list another side effect of fracking; earthquakes.