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Draining A Lake - Peigneur Mining Disaster
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Draining A Lake - Peigneur Mining Disaster
A mining crew drilled through the bottom of a lake and into a salt mine. As the lake begins to drain into the mine, a whirlpool forms, sucking down barges, kilometers of land and reversing the flow of the Gulf of Mexico.


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Posted by nova on January 20, 2007
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Comments

Posted by mihaiio on January 24, 2007 at 2:58 am
That is something you don't see everyday
Posted by irish on January 26, 2007 at 9:11 am
That nuts a 14" wide drill bit!! I like the guys hat though "I survived Lake Peigneur".
Posted by sephirotyang on January 28, 2007 at 9:25 pm
dang
Posted by bonematrix on April 3, 2007 at 7:09 pm
Pulling the plug..
Posted by bartolel on August 20, 2007 at 6:14 am
That was incredible. I would never have expected to see so many boats just disappear like that.
Posted by pdpete on February 27, 2011 at 8:58 am
It is totally mind blowing to see something like this happen.I just can't imagine what it must have been like to be there and see it happening first hand.
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