Thursday, January 16, 2014

Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Guts Enviro Laws – WikiLeaks ........ Louisiana sinkhole updates January 16 , 2014 ( h/t Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle )


Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Guts Enviro Laws – WikiLeaks

The Environment Chapter of the deal exposed.
Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – Environment Consolidated Text
Today, 15 January 2014, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Environment Chapter and the corresponding Chairs’ Report. The TPP transnational legal regime would cover 12 countries initially and encompass 40 per cent of global GDP and one-third of world trade. The Environment Chapter has long been sought by journalists and environmental groups. The released text dates from the Chief Negotiators’ summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. . . .  
(whole article and TPP chapter contents)
STOP THE TPP! see Flush the TPP website.


Sinkhole items........


Texas Brine Contingency Plan – The Digest Version

We took a look at the plans for the berm moving and other things in Texas Brine’s Contingency Plan and made this summary -
Page 5 -
“The TBC team responsible for hydrocarbon management at the sinkhole has reported that there has been no new release of hydrocarbons observed since late August 2013. Oil sheens have been seen since that time has been attributed to trapped oil in the floating vegetation (!!!).”
Like the “swamp gas” fairy tale we seriously DOUBT drops of oil stuck in the plants makes the sheen across Lake FUBAR.
ALSO on p. 5 -
“Over time, it is possible that the hydraulic connection between the sinkhole and the MRAA will cease as the portions of the MRAA[Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer] that are exposed in the sinkhole become sealed off by deposited sediments from the surface.”
SO . . . all the crud will NOT contaminate the aquifer because some mud will seal it all in!
Except for the “Non-aqueous liquid petroleum hydrocarbons” which will all go right to the surface. But they collected all that stuff already. So nice! For Texas Brine.
Page 8 – You will be relieved to know Bruce Marin is in charge of everything at Lake FUBAR and his second in charge is United Brine’s Mark Cartwright. 2 unbiased, independant actors in the drama.
Page 12 – They have all sorts of monitors (Inclinometers, Tiltmeters and Water-Level Transducers) but we know at night and on weekends and holidays there is mostly no one watching them. Sometimes in broad daylight it looks like no one at the site is noticing big movement on the helicorders.
Page 14 – Nervous residents can RELAX! Texas Brine inspects the integrity of the levees every WEEK!
Page 40 – They will sample the surface water 4 times a year.
Page 52 – They want to lift the evacuation order eventually(!). “The Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) Gas Group recommends that reducing and maintaining methane gas formation pressures in the Mississippi River Alluvial Aquifer (MRAA) to equal to hydrostatic pressure across the Bayou Corne gas area as one metric necessary in order to lift the mandatory evacuation
order.”
Page 54 – They will test for Strontium in the water. We wonder if that would be naturally occurring strontium or the radioactive waste kind.
Page 56 – They can only measure the depth of Lake FUBAR using the line dropped in method to 500 feet!
Page 57 – They’re thinking about a GPS gizmo but can’t decide to buy one yet.
Page 58 – No on site helicorder monitoring is mandated. It’s just recommended. No 24/7 in-person monitoring. “A competent and knowledgeable person should monitor helicorders when personnel are working on the sinkhole.”
Page 78 – hmmmm . . . “There are no total maximum daily load limits for pollutants in the swamp where the Project site is located or in Bayou Corne downstream of the Project site. TBC is not anticipated to contribute to pollutant loadings because storm water controls are designed to prevent pollutants associated with construction activities from reaching Bayou Corne.”
Page 93 – a side view of what the berms look like.
Page 109 - How they deduce Lake FUBAR will stop spreading.
Big MAP – p. 26, p. 90 (site as of April, 2013)
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On the page 26 map we saw this oddity east of the evaporation tanks -
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Wed. News – Seismic Rumbles All Night

WED. - Overnight all of the helicorders look like this – 
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The parish officials know “subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3″ and they STILL allow Crosstex to store the butane near there and they call it a CODE1. They means if anything happens they are fully responsible for workers’ well-being and nearby motorists etc.

Deborah Dupré - La. sinkhole danger: Officials to reveal methane gas concerns



LA12 gets jumpy after 11 p.m. and doesn’t stop for about an hour and a half.
LA12_Jan12_2014
UPDATE - Deborah Dupré points out this big jump was 
because of the earthquake in Puerto Rico.


big HORDE OF beavers ATTACK south BERM . . . or . . . it is sinking in – Says Helicorders

LA11,1214 and 18 very active while the others are calm. . .

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Did they set ALL the helicorders to micro settings to try and bamboozle us?