Saturday, January 23, 2010

Earthquake machine -Deep Injection Well- Rocky Mountain Arsenal

OK, Check this out, So yesterday I heard from our kind and wise socialist uncle, the leader of the Bolivaran Revolution, Hugo Chavez himself, that the Haiti earthquake was caused by an "earthquake Machine" owned by the evil yankee imperialists. So, naturally, I'm looking around on the Internet, trying to find plans for an earthquake machine so I can build one and devastate third world countries all by myself, you know, for fun. But all I find is info on the first "earthquake machine" the military made way back in the 60's. And, like champagne, it was an accident the first time.

So the short version is that the Army used what is called a Deep well injection to get rid of liquid waste. The idea is that you dig a REALLY deep hole, and then another one at the bottom of the first. And then just pour whatever you want down it. It will just end up in China anyway, right? Right?

So here is the info straight from their website.

Deep well injection for liquid waste has been safely used for many years at sites throughout the United States without documented damage to human health or the environment. After an extensive study of deep injection wells across the country by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it was concluded that this procedure is effective and protective of the environment.

The Rocky Mountain Arsenal deep injection well was constructed in 1961, and was drilled to a depth of 12,045 feet. The well was cased and sealed to a depth of 11,975 feet, with the remaining 70 feet left as an open hole for the injection of Basin F liquids. For testing purposes, the well was injected with approximately 568,000 gallons of city water prior to injecting any waste. However, when the Basin F liquids were actually introduced, the process required more time than anticipated to complete because of the impermeability of the rock. The end result was approximately 165 million gallons of Basin F liquid waste being injected into the well during the period from 1962 through 1966.

The waste fluid chemistry is not known precisely. However, the Army estimates that the waste was a more dilute version of the Basin F liquid which is now being incinerated. Current Basin F liquid consists of very salty water that includes some metals, chlorides, wastewater and toxic organics. From 1962 -- 1963, the fluids were pumped from Basin F into the well. From 1964 -- 1966, waste was removed from an isolated section of Basin F and was combined with waste from a pre-treatment plant, located near Basin F, and then pumped into the well. The waste from the pre-treatment plant was generally a solution containing 13,000 parts per million sodium chloride (salt), with a pH ranging from 3.5 to 11.5. The organic content of the solution was high but is largely unknown.

The injected fluids had very little potential for reaching the surface or useable groundwater supply since the injection point had 11,900 feet of rock above it and was sealed at the opening. The Army discontinued use of the well in Feb. 1966 because of the possibility that the fluid injection was triggering earthquakes in the area. (emphasis mine) The well remained unused for nearly 20 years.

In 1985 the Army permanently sealed the disposal well in stages. First, the well casing was tested to evaluate its integrity. Any detected voids behind the casing were cemented to prevent possible contamination of other formations. Next, the injection zone at the bottom 70 feet of the well was closed by plugging with cement. Additional cement barriers were placed inside the casing across zones that could access water-bearing formations (aquifers). The final step was adding Bentonite, a heavy clay mud that later solidified, to close the rest of the hole up to the ground surface.

So there you go, just dig a hole 12,000 feet deep and pour 156 million gallons of unknown composition, horrible, toxic waste down it and Presto! earthquakes. You heard it here first.

In case you are reading this after having sustained a head injury and have not realized it, a great deal of this is quite sarcastic. Chavez did say the US caused the earthquake, though. And we did pour all that horrible liquid waste into a big hole.

Tesla's Earthquake Machine

1 comment:

  1. this is inposible hole which is 12 000 m deep :S no way