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  • Oil Rig Accidentally Drains Lake Peigneur (1980)
    on 11/20/2018 at 5:00 am

    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 […]

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