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Lake Peigneur Sinkhole Disaster

Huge sinkhole disaster caused by a drilling miscalculation in a salt mine.

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Lake Peigneur Sinkhole Disaster. Huge sinkhole disaster caused by a drilling miscalculation in a salt mine.
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DingDingDong
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1504 Posts
Monday, August 26, 2013 7:27:12 PM

I love this story.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14524 Posts
Monday, August 26, 2013 1:12:55 PM
A good surveyor is priceless.

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.

Mickets
Male, 30-39, S. America
 228 Posts
Monday, August 26, 2013 8:46:54 AM
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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14524 Posts
Sunday, August 25, 2013 9:53:09 PM
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.

talon0325
Male, 40-49, Canada
 384 Posts
Sunday, August 25, 2013 7:00:18 PM
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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