You’re doing it wrong
Posted by mesablue on March 20, 2008
On a fateful day in 1980 a group of oil drillers were working in a shallow lake in Louisiana probing for oil. A miscalculation sent their drill straight into a large salt mine shaft below the lake’s surface. The hole started at just over a foot in diameter but rapidly widened as the water from the lake above washed away the salt around it. What started out quite simply ended in disaster that no one could have predicted.
Yikes. I had never heard about this before.
Those of us from Chicago have first hand experience with what can go wrong when you start poking holes under large bodies of water.