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Oil Rig Accidentally Drains Lake Peigneur (1980) Options
Daemon
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Oil Rig Accidentally Drains Lake Peigneur (1980)

When Leonce Viator, Jr., set out in his boat for a day of fishing on Louisiana's Lake Peigneur, he never imagined he would end up fighting for his life. But that is exactly what happened after an oil rig on the lake's surface accidentally bored through the roof of a salt mine beneath it. Like a bathtub whose plug has been pulled, the lake began draining into the mine, creating a whirlpool that sucked in not just water but barges, trees, and acres of surrounding land. What happened to Viator? More...
Emel Rapchan
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The miscalculation made by Texaco at that time was the precursor of this horrific environmental accident that led to the devastation of a once beautiful natural landscape.
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