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Lake Peigneur Sinkhole Disaster


Offbeat  (tags: Lake Peigneur, Sinkhole, salt cavern, oil drilling, disaster, lake )

Dandelion
- 768 days ago - youtube.com
Small mistakes can have HUGE consequences. On Nov. 21, 1980 after drilling for oil a salt cavern was tapped. Within 3 hours the lake was drained of its 3.5 billion gallons of water. Please watch this unbelievable film, shows what can happen with drilling.



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Dandelion G. (387)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 6:43 am
This story happened in 1980 the link to the other story I will give you from here is happening now. We never seem to learn, may the newest sinkhole not become what his sinkhole did. You won't believe your eyes on this one.
The new sinkhole let us hope it doesn't become like this film above
 

ParsifalOFFLINE S. (100)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 9:42 am

BREAKING !

Breaking Alert~ Louisiana Sink Hole ~POSSIBLE HUGE CATASTROPHE ~100 Hiroshimas
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 10:05 am
Ovo je uzas.Sta ljudi rade radi svoje pohlepe i dobiti.
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 11:24 am
I seen long time ago
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 11:48 am
I had said on the message I sent to people wonder if there was salt caverns under the Gulf of Mexico. I had also stated this when I saw all this water in the above video swirling around, snagging trees, boats, land, as there was nothing that could stand up to it being swept into this hole.

I said then, almost two years ago, wonder if there was a major salt cavern under the Gulf of Mexico and the water from the Gulf gets sucked into it, causing a swirling motion, dragging fishing boats down, oil rigs, the coasts of Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, I thought that it would be disaster beyond what anyone could control. Now according to the video that Parsifal places on here there ARE salt caverns below the Gulf of Mexico. A nightmare that I hope does not play out.
 

Laurie H. (714)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 12:04 pm
This is so scary, indeed!!!!!!!! So Many Thanks Dandelion for sending~~
 

Penelope Ryan (175)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 12:45 pm
This world just keeps getting scarier. The more we abuse, the more we seal our own fate as a species. Too bad we take all other animals with us. Thanks Sheryl
 

John S. (303)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 1:27 pm
Thanks, noted.
 

Mary T. (186)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 3:15 pm
Scary indeed, Thanks Dandelion I remember when this happened.
 

Phelim Timoney (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 4:02 pm
Can we depend on the oil/gas ompanies to use common sense during drilling? It would seem not! They wand to come to the island of Ireland, Please keep them out, they have already diced with disaster in Co Cavan near our Geopark where they drilled beside upper Lough McNean AND near to "The White Father's Cave"
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 5:09 pm
SCARY
 

Marie W. (65)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 11:14 pm
Fracking and drilling BAD!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 5:04 am
Thanks.
 

Arild Warud (165)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 5:32 am
The only positive thing that happenend on that day was that no lives where lost.
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 6:13 am
You are so right Arild, how no one was killed was absolutely amazing.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 6:44 pm
I'd never heard of this before, Dandelion. Thank you for posting it! There is so much potential for disaster when we abuse the earth by probing, drilling and blasting it with reckless abandon!
 

Lauren Kozen (159)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 10:51 pm
Noted. Thanks Dandelion.
 

J. G. (51)
Monday August 13, 2012, 5:48 am
Noted. Fracking & HAARP are causing most of these manmade disasters
 

. (0)
Monday August 13, 2012, 11:18 am
thanks Dandelion and Parsifal for the links
 

Patrick Donovan (319)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 6:51 pm
Hydro-fracking anyone? ((n your neighborhood, of course, not mine).
 

Mm M. (456)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 12:35 am
Thank you Sheryl ~ Did note and leave a comment yesterday and just checked and Poof! xx
 

Gary A L. (133)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:41 am
thanks
 
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