Lake Peigneur Sinkhole Disaster

Submitted by: ElectricEye 3 years ago in Misc

Huge sinkhole disaster caused by a drilling miscalculation in a salt mine.
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Male 1,511

I love this story.
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Male 15,832
[quote]A good surveyor is priceless.[/quote]
At least they used to be. Now with WASS-enabled GPS anyone can determine their location within 3-6` which would have been good enough in this case. If you need better accuracy than that, though, i.e., for marking a property line, you still need a real surveyor.
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Male 246
Once again, the importance of proper surveying is stressed. One incorrect point in the triangulation lead to drilling in the wrong place.

A good surveyor is priceless.
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Male 15,832
talon0325 So, I take it you`ll be getting off the Internet and recycling your computer. In case you didn`t know, every bit of material in it came out of a mine somewhere, as did everything else in your life that wasn`t grown somewhere.

Also, it doesn`t take an engineering degree to know that GPS didn`t even exist back then. They just mistook the wrong landmark for one of the points on their triangle.
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Male 382
And 100 yrs ago we could navigate the oceans with a compass and sextant. Now these morons after oil can`t locate a spot with a simple $100 gps unit. Says a lot for the "engineers" Thousands of dollars in education and a certificate, Yet these morons don`t know how to trianglate a location. Maybe drop these idiots in the middle of the amazon with thousands of dollars worth of locating equipment and see if they can find their way out. Mother nature is getting pissed off with us taking out evry thing we can from her underground. Someone just helped her out by stopping the rape of the planet. Time to wake up folks. Leaving big gaping holes in our planet is going to destabalize our world. I for one am looking forward to see what happens next. Tsunami`s, earthquakes , and sinkholes are more common lately. Probably has nothing to do with what we are doing to our planet. Must just be something that happens every few million years. Yet we have only begun to destroy our planet in 100 y
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Male 2,675
"Engineering Disasters" are my favorite topic on Modern Marvels and I`ve seen this one before. Just unreal.
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Male 13,624
Well that was pretty epic, all because of a 14 `` drill bit
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Male 38,511

Closest thing the History Channel get`s to a documentary is the Info-Mercials
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Male 17,512
"pre-"reality TV" History Channel. How I miss you."

They still show some of the older documentaries from time to time. But yeah I agree with you.
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Male 7,123
drawman,

The Hadron collider is safe. You can trust me on this because I know bugger all about it.
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Male 2,424
Ahhh, pre-"reality TV" History Channel. How I miss you.
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Male 14,835
Yeah, a LHC boo boo would make this look like nothing.
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Male 302
Well, since these people likely had geological backgrounds, the people at the hadron collider are involved in particle physics, and people involved with asteroids are more engineers and physicists... I kind of doubt they are the same experts. But it`s a good point. Clearly people untrained in those fields would be better suited for these jobs.
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Male 7,775
Wonder if it`s the same experts that tell us the hadron collider is safe, or capturing an asteroid is safe etc etc. Hey, they`re experts, they know what they`re doing.
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Male 2,729
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