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We have a ticking time-bomb for a future environmental catastrophe in southern Louisiana and it is being under-reported, if noted at all, on American TV network newscasts. I watch the alphabet channels network evening news as if it were my religion, as I compare what I find online with what is reported on news networks to monitor what they choose to omit and NOT report to the American public. I have not seen a single news report on Network news about rupturing natural gas lines in Louisiana, about natural gas bubbles and sinkholes in Louisiana, or the evacuation of an entire town over it [ Bayou Corne ] So I am reporting it here.
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.
Louisiana is the main artery for a complex network of buried oil pipelines, gas pipelines, and natural gas pipelines, a literal underground “ball of snakes” pipeline complex which has the potential to create one of the most colossal man-made disasters in United States history. The warning signs are all around residents in the region, as well as the memory of documented man-made disasters in the recent past.
I know what it’s like to love the land your ancestors settled, yet even so, knowing all of this I would see no purpose in continuing to try to build a future in the bubbling shifting sands of southern Louisiana.
The potential for a near future mega-disaster arising [ literally ] from some sort of dire accident or natural calamity involving these underground pipelines adds to the sense of “time to face the music” for residents of certain parts of southern Louisiana. Added to the bizarre “bubbling sinkhole” issue is the history of devastating hurricanes in the region [ Katrina, Isaac most recently]. It might be time for many of the bravest and smartest in southern Louisiana to consider a permanent relocation. Starting over now will be much less difficult than starting over after a calamity that ruins the region for human habitation for decades.
Apparently it was “officially undetermined” whether huge sinkholes and “Bayou Bubbles” which appeared in parts of Louisiana were a natural earth changes phenomenon or if they were actually entirely man-made when these video reports were published. Underground natural gas domes in the region had begun to leak, and reports would indicate that at least part of the “Bayou Bubble” phenomenon was due to those natural gas leaks.
Most of these videos are from August 2012.