There is a sinkhole in Louisiana’s Assumption Parish (county) that could bring America to its knees. The first video below is 15 minutes long. It uses mainstream news to give us a background on salt dome sinkholes. It neglects the information the shorter video contains. That sinkhole is made from collapsing salt domes that are being used as storage for the US Strategic Energy Preserve and contains 18.5 million barrels of butane stored there at the request of the federal government. Why anyone would store butane near the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi river is a question that will be asked more than once after it blows sky high. Hint to the federal government: Water dissolves salt which causes enormous sinkholes.
The salt dome caverns are twice the height of the Empire State building. One of the caverns is unintentionally filling up with oil.
That first video also shows news clips of methane gas bubbling up from below the surface of the ground at dozens of locations in the area. There are lots of unexplained fires in the state as well which could be fueled by methane. And the local authorities have been trying to prevent explosions by checking for methane buildup in buildings. But what if the methane were to build up in caverns adjacent to the butane and oil? What would the resultant blast be equivalent to in terms of earthquakes and nuclear bombs?
Dr Paul Brown wrote a series of articles in which he concluded that the sinkhole could have a blast 100 times that of Hiroshima. But he was using the mainstream figures of 1.5 million barrels of butane which is what is in one of the caverns. But the total is 18.5 million barrels from all of the caverns plus the oil and the methane. An 8.35 earthquake has twice the blast power of a 25 megaton Hydrogen bomb. This sinkhole could seriously damage the state capitol Baton Rouge 50 miles (81 km) away. It might even damage New Orleans 75 miles (121 km) away as well as the levees on the Mississippi river. The latter protect against flooding when not blown up by the Mossad to save Jewish real estate investments.
Dr Brown also did not mention the fact that Texas Brine Corporation was allowed to store liquid nuclear waste in one of the caverns. The blast would radiate the area making rescue and recovery efforts difficult. And, if the state capitol were taken out, the federal government would have to administer what was left of Louisiana. I can assure you that there are no preparations for this disaster. Compare what happened to New York and New Jersey earlier this month to what FDR did for a similar storm in 1938 in the same area. He had 100,000 men offering relief 24 hours after the storm passed through.
While we are on the topic of government stupidity the second video does mention that giant flare that was lit near the fumes from 18.5 million barrels of butane. Need I say more?
Events do not happen in isolation except in the mind of neo-classical economists. Those salt domes are all part of the
Louann salt formation which stretches all the way from Texas to the Florida panhandle. A blast this size could have unknown consequences for many salt domes in the area as they would be exposed to water. This would dissolve the caverns and cause more sinkholes which are often near oil wells. The first video shows what in a case like that 30 years ago in Louisiana.
I have been informed by a man who used to work on the the Inter-Coastal Canal that it is well within the blast area and would be shut down. It carries barge traffic from Carrabelle, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas. It is 1700 kilometers (1050 mi) long and would be a severe economic loss. .
The other problem is that a blast of this magnitude could increase pressure on the New Madrid fault and faults and volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico. Suffice to say that there are 11 nuclear power plants and 40 million people in the immediate vicinity of the New Madrid fault zone. There are another 14 nuclear power plants not too far away. The 4 New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812 were so powerful that they reversed the flow of the Mississippi river and rang church bells in Boston more than 1,200 miles (1,930 km) away. In its infinite wisdom the federal government permitted the construction of nuclear power plants on top of America’s most powerful quake zone adjacent to one of the world’s most powerful rivers. That river flows into the Gulf of Mexico. The Fukushima power plant did not fall into the Pacific Ocean but is leaking enough radioactive material into it to contaminate it in its entirety in 1,000 days. So what happens to you and me when we lose the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans?
Assumption Parish is crisscrossed with 36 inch (.9 meters) oil and natural gas pipelines which would make excellent secondary fuel sources for explosions and fires. There are two oil refineries within an expected 25 mile blast radius and quite a few more within 55 to 88 miles.
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.
Questions: What happens after 21st century New Madrid quakes when 40 million Americans wake up without electricity, sewers and running water? What happens when the injured have no standing hospitals? What happens when there are no roads and railroads to bring them food?
Questions for Californians: California’s Salton Sea and surrounding basin sits over the San Andreas Fault, San Jacinto Fault, Imperial Fault Zone, and a “stepover fault.” There have been earthquake swarms in the area. The USGS is studying four active volcanoes on the south side of the Salton Sea. The volcanoes have been emitting a rotten egg smell (Hydrogen Sulfide) which has been detected 120 miles away in Los Angeles and San Diego. It was this same smell that preceded the eruption of Vesuvius which buried Pompeii in 79 AD.
There is a large pool of magma 2 to 4 miles below the volcanoes according to the USGS. And they fear an earthquake would send the magma to the surface in a giant volcanic eruption. I have been speculating that all that bubbling methane all over the world is caused by methane hydrate (which is supposed to be frozen) has been melted by larger than normal magma flows beneath our feet and at the bottom of the oceans. This upsurge in magma flows would explain the sudden increase in seismic activity over the past few years.
So the question for the people of southern California is this: What happens when the freeways, roads, water systems, sewers, hospitals and power grid all collapse within two minutes?
You can figure out what will happen to the dollar. But at least America will no longer be able to invade other nations and kill innocent people on the other side of the world.
And that will be the best thing to happen to America in the next 12 months.
This second video is shorter but also very powerful.
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. Actual distances may vary.
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.
Sinkhole: H-Bomb explosion equivalent in Bayou Corne possible