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Mining Madness: 750-Foot-Deep Sinkhole Swallows Louisiana Town


Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, pollution, salt mining, Texas Brine, Louisiana, sinkhole )

Lynn
- 236 days ago - takepart.com
It began with bubbles. Bubbles of gas throughout the bayou. Nothing to get hysterical about. But it kept getting worse. ... The company in charge of the mining, Texas Brine, told state officials a sinkhole was highly unlikely.



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Lynn Squance (219)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 4:11 pm
Mining madness indeed! A sinkhole takes out an entire town all because of mining. Not only that, there is to be an investigation that there maybe radio active waste in the sinkhole.

Mother Nature can be a bitch when she needs to be. When will we start listening to her?
 

LMj Sunshine (112)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 8:14 pm
No words...
 

GGmaSheila D. (89)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 9:43 pm
Who's paying damages for these messes - LA is taking the mining company to court. There's sinkholes in other states but haven't heard much about any lawsuits. Meanwhile our Officials just keep merrily fracking, drilling and mining along, creating holes, contamination, and pollution along the way. Noted with disgust that this has been allowed to go on for so long. Thanks.
 

Pat A. (117)
Monday August 26, 2013, 1:37 am
Oh my word!! What are this bunch of Texas cowboys doing? They didn't think previously that a salt dome could collapse - WHY NOT?!!! Bunch of lamebrained morons! They have created a sinkhole 750 feet deep, and 24 acres across and growing - and could have stored radioactive materials there.... what next?! GGma Sheila is right - it has been going on for too long with the rest of America and the world just ignoring it, presumably on the basis that 'it couldn't happen here' - well wake up everyone, IT COULD!!!
 

Giana Peranio Paz (367)
Monday August 26, 2013, 2:12 am
The goal justifies the means! There care about nothing but the $$$$
 

Liliana Garcia (58)
Monday August 26, 2013, 9:31 am
A sad fate for natural formations that took so many years to take shape! Who gave all the permissions for this kind of mining to proceed?
 

Kit B. (277)
Monday August 26, 2013, 10:07 am

Profits first, considerations of damages later. This is something that was known to the drillers, they simply calculated the cost of being environmentally cautious against the front load profits. We know only too well what comes first.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:14 am
Noted
 

Mari 's (1367)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:47 am
This destruction needs to stop we have other resources!!
 

Tom Tree (247)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 5:32 am

SCARY STUFF !

Noted & Shared !
Thank You for bringing to OUR attention !
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 8:22 am
gotta love fracking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIhpohCVnpg explains the link between fracking and sinkholes.
 

Susan Allen (209)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:16 pm
Truly horrifying. This may have been caused by injection drilling for salt mining, but the method is similar to that used when fracking; only fracking is worse because of the chemicals used. There simply is not enough research being done into the different types of geology formations being drilled. Noted and shared.
 

Eternal Gardener (700)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 11:05 pm
Sick sadness!
 

Sue H. (1)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:12 am
Very scary indeed
 

Gina Caracci (230)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 7:19 pm
It will only get worse..watched a news show this morning on sink holes here in FL and how the FL legislature pretty much handed insurance companies the right to do what ever they want and pretty much homeowners are screwed..wonder why!
This Texas Brine is all over wreaking havoc arent they?
Its time the destruction STOPS and those responsible pay!!!
I have a cousin who is all for the pipeline..'tree hugging liberals' are blowing facts out of proportion Im told..
again, someday, when its too late, people will wonder 'why didnt anyone do anything?'..
*sigh*
 
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