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Sinkholes: common, costly and
sometimes deadly

CNN, by Michael Pearson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/1/2013 3:46:17 PM

The kind of sinkhole that suddenly opened up under a Florida home is more common than you might think. Let´s take a look at what causes them, where they happen and just how dangerous and costly they can be: What causes sinkholes? Many sinkholes form when acidic rainwater dissolves limestone or similar rock beneath the soil, leaving a large void that collapses when it´s no longer able to support the weight of what´s above, whether that be an open field, a road or a house. These are called "cover-collapse sinkholes," and it would appear this is what´s happening in Florida,


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/1/2013 3:56:56 PM     (No. 9203340)

So when is one going to suck in all the Liberals in Congress?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: coldoc, 3/1/2013 3:59:02 PM     (No. 9203347)

We need a ban on sinkholes. Wheres maxine waters when we need her.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/1/2013 4:28:47 PM     (No. 9203388)

When sinkholes are outlawed...

....only outlaws will have sinkholes.

So.....let´s go with it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 3/1/2013 6:20:54 PM     (No. 9203568)

Yes - - those are great ideas!

A Bureau Of Sinkholes - - staffed by a bunch of A- - - - - - - - - -

I like it!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 3/1/2013 8:17:33 PM     (No. 9203707)

Ban dirt.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/2/2013 1:10:14 AM     (No. 9203954)

Sinkhole coverage is optional.

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