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Sinkhole: H-Bomb explosion equivalent in SE Louisiana possible

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A large sinkhole appeared suddenly on Thursday in a southern Louisiana bayou. It has swallowed 100-foot-tall cypress trees and prompted evacuations. A possible breach of a butane-filled well 1500 feet from the sinkhole, now the size of three football fields, is 'very serious.' Local residents ordered to evacuate are worried about a catastrophic explosion. According to scientists in an Examiner investigation, an explosion could be in the range of one and a half B83 thermonuclear (hydrogen) bombs, the most powerful United States weapons in active service.

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This is a bit of an un-MAB-like piece, Ms. Butler,... by Gentry L Rowsey on Monday, Aug 13, 2012 at 10:41:19 AM
I used to live in Louisiana and have kids and othe... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Aug 13, 2012 at 11:16:25 AM
La  Commissioner of Conservation Jim Welsh or... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Aug 13, 2012 at 11:28:56 AM
But I promise to stop back by during today for you... by Gentry L Rowsey on Monday, Aug 13, 2012 at 12:24:31 PM
And I am definitely open to as much of your profes... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Aug 13, 2012 at 12:45:04 PM
sinkholes but just visited Wiki searching on that ... by Gentry L Rowsey on Monday, Aug 13, 2012 at 2:10:24 PM
we could see a rapid reversal from Gulf states exp... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Aug 13, 2012 at 12:37:13 PM
luv your wit! even in the midst of hoping my kids ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Aug 13, 2012 at 3:34:34 PM
[[CORNE813]]- @ .01 is the site of the well pad wh... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Aug 13, 2012 at 12:40:25 PM