Latest post on Louisiana sinkhole HERE.
The question of the day: Why did Texas Brine cease operating the cavern in 2011, plug and abandoned the well used to access it?
The salt cavern in the Napoleonville Dome that was used by Texas Brine might have been closer to the edge of the dome than they originally thought. Oops! Sorry our miscalculation might cause your home to get swallowed up by the earth.
If the edge of the cavern is too close, it could have been breached and allowed brine inside to seep up along the edge of the salt dome, possibly feeding the sinkhole that emerged last week near the Bayou Corne community, officials said.
There is natural gas in the aquifer so a “relief well is under discussion but they can’t figure out where to drill the relief well.
There is an oil sheeen on the surface of the sinkhole. (see earlier post about diesel blanket) Testing of the surface has revealed the hole is “filled primarily with salt water with traces of diesel and oil at the surface.” One resident suggested sampling the contents at the bottom of the sinkhole, which is estimated at 422 feet, to check the salinity. If it has a high salinity that would indicate the salt dome is collapsing.
Nobody seems to have any answers. SOURCE
I have an answer: Wind and solar.