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Explosion monitor in Bayou Corne sinkhole area ‘goes off’

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Source: http://www.examiner.com
Explosion monitor in Bayou Corne sinkhole area ‘goes off’
August 9th, 2012 by Deborah Dupre

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Credit: Facing South
Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou waters percolating with chemicals as residents told not to worry

A community monitor went off in Assumption Parish’s Bayou Corne sinkhole area, now the size of a football field Thursday, reaching an explosive limit of 25.2%, reports WAFB.

After a community monitor went off on Thursday, detecting an explosive limit of 25.2%, authorities say they are “suspicious of the alarm and are investigating for criminal mischief.”

It was revealed Thursday that Department of Natural Resource and industry authorities have been hiding documents and data for over a year that shows Texas Brine’s storage cavern near the sinkhole has had failure problems for a year and is storing radioactive materials.

The breached cavern where the sinkhole is located is 1500 feet from a butane-filled cavern.

During the now ongoing monitoring, officials continue to say that no danger is posed to the community. The mandatory evacuation orders remain in place.
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Related UPDATED Post: UPDATE! Assumption Parish Louisiana (Bayou Corne) Information – Sinkhole growing

Why Fox News has the Right to Lie to Us

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Thom Hartmann: Why Fox News has the Right to Lie to Us

Ever wonder why it is that Fox News can lie over and over again – yet continue to call itself “News”? It’s because Fox News is a corporation – and ever since that 1886 Supreme Court case of Southern Pacific Railroad versus Santa Clara County when a rogue court reporter named JC Bancroft Davis slipped corporate personhood into the legal record – the courts have ruled time and time again that corporations – since they have all the rights that actual people have – could also lie just like people can.

Except for one time. Back in 1998 – a political activist named Mark Kasky sued Nike alleging that Nike was lying to its customers by publishing in the San Francisco Examiner a letter assuring everyone that the corporation’s workers around the world enjoy basic labor rights like a minimum wage – health and safety regulations – and equal opportunity employment. Kasky knew this claim wasn’t true. A 1996 audit of the Nike revealed that workers in Vietnam were routinely exposed to cancer-causing chemicals that were illegal in the United States. And a Mothers Jones article later cited a Nike-funded study that found, “evidence of physical and verbal abuse and sexual harassment at nine of its contract factories in Indonesia.” After realizing he and thousands of other Nike customers were lied to and were buying Nike products under false assumptions – Kasky took the corporation to court. And in 2002 – Kasky won his case before the California Supreme Court which ruled that Nike did indeed break laws against unfair competition and false advertising…

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