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My Opinion on the Louisiana Sinkhole and Texas Brine’s Public Relations Skills

Since I am apparently locked out of my Facebook account I have a little extra time to do a blog about an environmental catastrophe that isn’t being discussed in the mainstream media across the nation that both fascinates me and frightens me at the same time. The Louisiana Sinkhole is located in the Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish in the State of Louisiana. I hope I said that right. Some people don’t think a little sinkhole in Louisiana will impact us here in Iowa but there is a lot of speculation on the internet that this sinkhole could impact people across the entire country because it sits near the New Madrid Fault Line.

Louisiana Sinkhole

Louisiana Sinkhole

There was a salt dome damaged by Texas Brine and when the repercussions began to become apparent the company issued a mandatory evacuation that wasn’t enforced. There are still a lot of people living right next to this unpredictable bubbling gas stew!
Anyway, I read today that the school buses won’t even travel over there to pick up the children who live in the area and then listened to a video on how the air smells like roadkill. That is not a good sign if you ask me.
Those kids should have good clean air to breath and Texas Brine should be doing all they can to help people get out of danger! If the air smells like death and the animals are moving then there is something wrong.
Several meetings have been held for the residents but the meetings are long and hard to sit through but I’ve managed to sit through quite a few of them posted by rainbeaulous and assumptionla on Youtube. I have no real interest in videos that are speculative of the situation but do appreciate people who are doing what they can to bring awareness.
My question is what will Texas Brine do? There was an older gentleman who mentioned he built his house by hand. I suggest Texas Brine get on helping relocating that house along with the rest of the community to a new but similar location. Seems to me that this could become a real PR nightmare for Texas Brine if anything, God forbid, anything happens to the people in this community.

To the people in this community, if you even read this, Merry Christmas I hope you have solutions by the New Year.