There is the mother of all sinkholes — the Corne Bayou sinkhole — in Napoleonville, Louisiana, 75 miles west of New Orleans, which is a disaster in the making. (See my post of February 3, 2013.)
The dimensions of the Corne sinkhole are staggering — and growing by the day. If the salt dome collapses, the resultant super sinkhole will be as big as 30 football fields!
Here are some pictures of the sinkhole:
Erin Brockovich is the plucky woman who helped get millions of dollars in settlement money for dozens of residents in Northern California who were stricken with cancer from contaminated ground water caused by a company.
Chris Nakamoto reports for Louisiana’s WBRZ Channel 2 that last Saturday, March 9, 2013, Brockovich visited the Corne sinkhole to assess the situation and meet with the residents of Napoleonville for two hours.
Brockovich is sounding the alarm that the residents must heed officials’ advice to evacuate.
“The residents are “being told, ‘This is dangerous. Get out.’ And they need to get out. That land, those homes, it’s useless now. They’ve got a situation, they’re trying to tell the community clearly, ‘This is a mandatory evacuation.’ That means danger. There’s serious gas pressure there. There is absolutely risk and potential for explosion.“
If you or someone you know live near the Corne sinkhole, you must EVACUATE!!!
H/t NENews. and StanDeyo.com
UPDATE (March 12, 2013):
Yesterday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal warned at a meeting in Baton Rouge with officials that deadly hydrogen sulfide could be released and another sinkhole could form only 200 feet from the edge of the collapsing 1-mile by 3-mile Napoleonville Salt Dome. if Texas Brine LLC’s second failing cavern collapses.
Seven months after the disaster overtly began, Jindal says he’ll visit the site of a 9-acre sinkhole for the first time next week.
The collapsing 1-mile by 3-mile Napoleonville Salt Dome has forced evacuation of people in 150 nearby Bayou Corne homes. The displaced refugees have strongly criticized the governor’s absence.
A Contingency Plan is now in place in the Corne sinkhole disaster area, based upon three color levels (green, yellow, and red) of potential seismic activity. The color level currently is green.
Jindal is pushing Texas Brine to buy-out residents. The area would then officially be a national sacrifice zone.