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   That five acre Louisiana sinkhole is now an eight acre Louisiana sinkhole. And some of it is on fire

18 Nov 2012 06:20 PM   |   20516 clicks   |   Biloxi Sun Herald
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Bontesla     
Wow. That's uhm. Pretty big.
Know what will solve that?
More tax cuts.

18 Nov 2012 12:40 PM
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unyon    [TotalFark]  
"On Fire" and "being sent to flare" aren't precisely the same thing.

18 Nov 2012 12:59 PM
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phoenixdan     
Apparently the Sun Herald doesn't own a camera. A picture would be nice.

18 Nov 2012 03:38 PM
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BarkingUnicorn    [TotalFark]  
Will we get lucky and see it engulf all of Louisiana?

18 Nov 2012 04:10 PM
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dahmers love zombie    [TotalFark]  
And it exploded.

i.imgur.com

18 Nov 2012 04:20 PM
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Demetrius    [TotalFark]  

Bontesla: Wow. That's uhm. Pretty big.
Know what will solve that?
More tax cuts.


I thought it was less regulation.

18 Nov 2012 04:53 PM
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OtherBrotherDarryl    [TotalFark]  
That reminds me. Tell your Mom I said "Hi."

18 Nov 2012 04:59 PM
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
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He just got the joke, you guys.

18 Nov 2012 05:58 PM
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SnyderCat     
Finally doing something about all that Katrina damage?

18 Nov 2012 06:24 PM
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redly1     
it was an occident

18 Nov 2012 06:24 PM
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SnyderCat     

OtherBrotherDarryl: That reminds me. Tell your Mom I said "Hi."


I happen to have a photographic memory....

See ya'll tonight?

18 Nov 2012 06:25 PM
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Nothing To See Here     
A Farhhh?
I ain't got no time for that !

18 Nov 2012 06:25 PM
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Thats an 827     
Link


History Channel footage of the Lake Peigneur, Louisiana

Now this is a Louisiana sink hole.

18 Nov 2012 06:28 PM
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poe_zlaw     
"methane trapped in a water aquifer, stabilize the salt dome, released natural gas and crude oil as it collapsed, Three vent wells already are burning off gas, Texas Brine Co, The sinkhole, now 8 acres at the surface, is in a swampy area"

Jesus. I have never seen one article so short with so, but with so many words that describe exactly the type of place I dont want to ever live or visit.

18 Nov 2012 06:29 PM
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LouDobbsAwaaaay    [TotalFark]  
Maybe we should let them handle it on their own; sort of a dry-run at secession."

18 Nov 2012 06:32 PM
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FizixJunkee     
In before fracking.

18 Nov 2012 06:33 PM
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bacchanalias and consequences     

phoenixdan: Apparently the Sun Herald doesn't own a camera. A picture would be nice.


Link

18 Nov 2012 06:37 PM
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Gyrfalcon     

unyon: "On Fire" and "being sent to flare" aren't precisely the same thing.


Are both of them burning? Then they're the same thing.

18 Nov 2012 06:42 PM
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GranoblasticMan     

Demetrius: Bontesla: Wow. That's uhm. Pretty big.
Know what will solve that?
More tax cuts.

I thought it was less regulation.


i16.photobucket.com

18 Nov 2012 06:45 PM
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Satanic_Hamster     

poe_zlaw: "methane trapped in a water aquifer, stabilize the salt dome, released natural gas and crude oil as it collapsed, Three vent wells already are burning off gas, Texas Brine Co, The sinkhole, now 8 acres at the surface, is in a swampy area"

Jesus. I have never seen one article so short with so, but with so many words that describe exactly the type of place I dont want to ever live or visit.


What, Louisiana? :)

18 Nov 2012 06:46 PM
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Nothing To See Here     

OtherBrotherDarryl: That reminds me. Tell your Mom I said "Hi."


Sink hole not Stink hole

18 Nov 2012 06:48 PM
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fightingnewfoundlander     

unyon: "On Fire" and "being sent to flare" aren't precisely the same thing.


BOO

/dude c'mon

18 Nov 2012 06:49 PM
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Nakito     
The Revelation of John, Chapter 9, verse 2: "And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit."

And we are approaching the end of 2012, aren't we?

18 Nov 2012 06:54 PM
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WelldeadLink     
The Circle of Life continues to sink.

18 Nov 2012 06:54 PM
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TanSau     
The Dwarves dug too greedily and too deep.

18 Nov 2012 06:57 PM
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UNAUTHORIZED FINGER     

bacchanalias and consequences: phoenixdan: Apparently the Sun Herald doesn't own a camera. A picture would be nice.

Link


One of the images that came up when googling "Louisiana sinkhole":

cdn2-b.examiner.com

18 Nov 2012 06:58 PM
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borg    [TotalFark]  
Call me when it gets to be as big as the one in Surabaya Indonesia.

18 Nov 2012 06:58 PM
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Wrencher     

Satanic_Hamster: poe_zlaw: "methane trapped in a water aquifer, stabilize the salt dome, released natural gas and crude oil as it collapsed, Three vent wells already are burning off gas, Texas Brine Co, The sinkhole, now 8 acres at the surface, is in a swampy area"

Jesus. I have never seen one article so short with so, but with so many words that describe exactly the type of place I dont want to ever live or visit.

What, Louisiana? :)


My brother was in a hospital there last year. The nurses there did not know what MRSA was...he left and is still alive and whole.

18 Nov 2012 07:04 PM
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ShobuZukuri     
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LAVA, GIVE ME LAVAAAAAAAAA

18 Nov 2012 07:14 PM
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ladyfortuna     

Bontesla: Wow. That's uhm. Pretty big.
Know what will solve that?
More tax cuts.


No no, it's 'less regulation'. Probably need both though to really drive it home.

18 Nov 2012 07:15 PM
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bronyaur1    [TotalFark]  
How long before they cry for the Feds for money?

18 Nov 2012 07:21 PM
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Ihaveanevilparrot     
Serious question. Is there no way a lot of the methane can be collected for fuel, rather than just burning it off? Kinda like trash dumps started doing quite awhile ago? Or is it venting so quickly that the infrastructure and cost to set it up would likely be a waste by the time they got it going therefore it's better and more environmentally sound to just burn it off instead?

18 Nov 2012 07:28 PM
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aearra     
Can we get BP to pay for this one? BTW how does this make the site different from the rest of the state?

18 Nov 2012 07:28 PM
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nardman    [TotalFark]  
Why can't they extract it commercially?

18 Nov 2012 07:28 PM
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LordOfThePings     

Ihaveanevilparrot: Serious question. Is there no way a lot of the methane can be collected for fuel, rather than just burning it off? Kinda like trash dumps started doing quite awhile ago? Or is it venting so quickly that the infrastructure and cost to set it up would likely be a waste by the time they got it going therefore it's better and more environmentally sound to just burn it off instead?


You mean to tell me you have too much methane, so you're just gonna burn it?

4.bp.blogspot.com

18 Nov 2012 07:32 PM
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Nothing To See Here     
Is this another thread about Rosie O'Donnell ?

18 Nov 2012 07:32 PM
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missiv     
lacoastpost.com

18 Nov 2012 07:43 PM
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Gyrfalcon     

Nothing To See Here: Is this another thread about Rosie O'Donnell ?


Not yet, but give it another week to swallow more ground and emit more gas.

18 Nov 2012 07:46 PM
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Arkanaut     
Cool! They get their own Derweze!

18 Nov 2012 07:48 PM
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UNAUTHORIZED FINGER     

Ihaveanevilparrot: Serious question. Is there no way a lot of the methane can be collected for fuel, rather than just burning it off? Kinda like trash dumps started doing quite awhile ago? Or is it venting so quickly that the infrastructure and cost to set it up would likely be a waste by the time they got it going therefore it's better and more environmentally sound to just burn it off instead?


Gotta keep them prices propped up.

18 Nov 2012 07:51 PM
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Ihaveanevilparrot     

LordOfThePings: Ihaveanevilparrot: Serious question. Is there no way a lot of the methane can be collected for fuel, rather than just burning it off? Kinda like trash dumps started doing quite awhile ago? Or is it venting so quickly that the infrastructure and cost to set it up would likely be a waste by the time they got it going therefore it's better and more environmentally sound to just burn it off instead?

You mean to tell me you have too much methane, so you're just gonna burn it?

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Well, that's what we do with our food too....

It's the American way!

18 Nov 2012 07:57 PM
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Bermuda59     
All Farkers who had Louisiana as the location for the gates of hell step forward to collect your prize.

18 Nov 2012 08:00 PM
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MadAzza     

poe_zlaw: "methane trapped in a water aquifer, stabilize the salt dome, released natural gas and crude oil as it collapsed, Three vent wells already are burning off gas, Texas Brine Co, The sinkhole, now 8 acres at the surface, is in a swampy area"

Jesus. I have never seen one article so short with so, but with so many words that describe exactly the type of place I dont want to ever live or visit.


Agreed, and I LMAO at your post.

18 Nov 2012 08:17 PM
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The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men     
As opposed to the 33.4 million acre sinkhole that is the rest of Louisana.

But enough about subby's mom.

18 Nov 2012 08:21 PM
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Misch    [TotalFark]  

Arkanaut: Cool! They get their own Derweze!


I was thinking Centralia, PA.

18 Nov 2012 08:24 PM
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WhyteRaven74     

Ihaveanevilparrot: Serious question. Is there no way a lot of the methane can be collected for fuel, rather than just burning it off?


It's a matter of infrastructure, to store the gas you'd need to put in a lot of pipe and various equipment. And a growing sinkhole is not exactly the most suitable place for that.

18 Nov 2012 08:28 PM
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rnatalie    [TotalFark]  
Came for the inside-out, exploding pig lizard reference.

By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan, you shall be avenged!"

18 Nov 2012 08:51 PM
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karasoth     
Now homeless

18 Nov 2012 08:51 PM
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karasoth     

karasoth: Now homeless


www.new-video.de

18 Nov 2012 08:53 PM
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OlderGuy    [TotalFark]  

Demetrius: Bontesla: Wow. That's uhm. Pretty big.
Know what will solve that?
More tax cuts.

I thought it was less regulation.


Duck season !

18 Nov 2012 08:57 PM
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