One loaded LNG tanker has more explosive power than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings combined, that statement is not conjecture but fact, and highlighted in this posting..
Energy companies have invested $200 billion dollars in LNG facilities and related infrastructure in Australia...
$200 billion dollars and if Christy Clark had her way energy companies would spend $200 billion dollars in BC and make British Columbia a world class, big time energy exporter, and recently, last week in fact Rich Coleman and his henchmen announced to the world and BCers alike that we, that British Columbia has a 150 year supply of natural gas for those LNG exporting entities...
That`s a real long time, longer than we have been a province in Canada, I`m not sure if Canada has been a nation for that long, I`ll have to go look it up..
150 years, Christy Clark wants a dozen LNG plants, I assume half would be in the Prince Rupert area and the other half would be in the Kitimat area, and Stephen Harper wants Kitimat to be the home for Enbridge`s northern gateway Alberta bitumen and condensate(paint thinner) pipelines, as in plural, one pipeline with bitumen(tar) the other pipeline is for the tar thinner, paint thinner, commonly called "condensate"...call it what you want, it`s explosive..
British Columbia has had some pretty good offshore earthquakes, several around Haida Gwaii....
I wrote about one of our tremors and gave lots of details on the Cascadia subduction zone fault line.., one of our larger quakes last year was 7.7 on the richter scale, tsunamis, the big one get triggered when you approach 8 on the richter scale...
As you know Cascadia fault line, a subduction zone, one tectonic plate diving under another plate, in the last 10,000 years 16 mega tsunamis have struck the pacific northwest, one mega tsunami strikes our area, the area where LNG facilities are proposed, where tar and paint thinner pipelines are proposed on average every 400 years....The last mega tsunami struck and ravaged the north American West Coast on....
January 26th, in the year 1700 at 9:00 pm in the evening....The last mega tsunami struck the West coast of North America...313 years ago, almost 314 years go.... in a way you could say we are overdue for the next and let me be clear, there will be another mega tsunami that will generate massive 30..40...foot wall of water, waves that will devastate places like Kitimat and Prince Rupert, the water , the waves are funneled up into these inlets and harbours..
When the big one strikes there will be no warning and after the quake, the tsunami waves inundate the land within minutes, no time to react or time to move out LNG or oil laden tankers... those vessels would be at the mercy of the water, and fire, for once LNG ignites there is no stopping it until all the fuel is exhausted, Prince Rupert and Kitimat would be gone, first flooded then burnt and blown to bits...
Along with $200 billion, $300 billion??..in LNG and oil shipping facilities, all gone, no insurance, the investment gone..
Rich Coleman claimed BC has enough natural gas to support the LNG export business for 150 years...and that last mega tsunami struck on Jan 26th, in the year 1700 at 9:00 P.M. at night..
MegaQuake Could Hit North America - BBC (Full Documentary)
There was a recent article posted in our local rags claimed the "big one" would cost BC roughly $75 billion in damages, everything would be damaged, the article claimed we are not prepared and to be honest we never will be, my only hope is that the BC Liberals either replace or finally earthquake proof all our old brick schools that will crumble and kill in even a smallish earthquake, my hope is the earthquake proofing is completed before the next 150 years passes..I remind you that you get no warning, or second chance and children are precious, as is the town and people of Prince Rupert and Kitimat..
Major quake off B.C. coast would cause $75 billion in damage: study
Costs would arise from shaking, tsunami, landslides and fire, as well as business and service interruptions
"The Vancouver School Board is concerned thousands of B.C. children could be at risk because their schools haven't been seismically upgraded.
So far, only 121 schools have been rebuilt or are in the process of being upgraded.
Vancouver School Board Chair, Patti Bacchus, said the pace needs to pick up.
"Particularly Vancouver, which has many schools around 100 years old. And there are several that have been promised seismic upgrades for several years. We were told they would be done by 2008 and we have yet to even get them in the queue,"
I personally wouldn`t allow a child to attend a school made of brick and mortar that wasn`t retrofitted or earthquake proofed, they are death traps waiting to happen, provincial leaders are rolling the dice with children`s lives, yes maybe it`s true that BC Liberals would love to see all teachers flattened but children...That`s a whole new ball-game..When the next large quake hits those schools not retrofitted will crumble, along with St Pauls hospital and other vital infrastructure, when the hospital crumbles and kills where then do you take the wounded and dying...?
The above BBC documentary on Cascadia`s 900 miles fault line, a fault line that slips along the entire 900 miles, triggering a mega tsunami from Alaska to California, with the most damage being felt in natural tsunami funnels of Port Alberni, Kitimat, Prince Rupert...
The above video is worth watching, I suggest those with the time watch it and learn about the past history and......and more importantly learn about the future because there is no question about if, it`s only a matter of when..
$75 billion dollars in damage to British Columbia and that`s not counting any LNG infrastructure, Prince Rupert and Kitimat facilities either destroyed by water or more likely, destroyed by fire and explosive power of LNG stored in what they call trains, and or on LNG laden tankers in the harbour..
There`s another video I would like you to watch, not a BBC documentary special, not a movie, a real life, real footage, real stories from those who lived through a tsunami, the horror, the death..
It was a glorious Boxing day, not a cloud in the sky, sun shining, water was calm, the year was 2004...
300,000 people perished in mere minutes, the tsunami travelled over 1000 miles and killed again..
I have watched this footage several times and each viewing I am even more horrified...
Mother nature doesn`t care if there are LNG plants or nuclear reactors, she doesn`t discriminate, she will strike the west coast of Canada very hard and yes, we are due for the next one, ...150 years of LNG exporting, I can guarantee there will be a mega quake accompanied with a mega tsunami in that time frame..
Only a fool or a very selfish person would put that much explosive power and infrastructure in a location that`s guaranteed to see massive tsunami waves followed by miles of sea blasting inland taking everything with it, leaving a flattened moonscape and bodies..
I present you...........(warning, not suitable for all viewers, real life screams of horror and dead bodies..Grant G)
Tsunami Caught On Camera
The Straight Goods
Cheers Eyes Wide Open