Oct 102012
 

* Previous installment: { The HUMAN Toll } Gassed Louisiana Sinkhole exposes CoverUp

ENE News Updates:

* 02:19 PM EST on October 9th, 2012 Officials: “Deep natural formation” may be source of gas around giant sinkhole — Fears it could reach surface at explosive levels

* October 10th, 2012 at 12:05 am ET: “Second Coming of Macondo Oil

* 03:48 AM EST on October 10th, 2012: Gov’t experts now admitting “crude oil” is what’s in giant sinkhole, not diesel — Oil likely coming up side of salt dome

Giving heart-wrenching reasons, over 150 people from across the nation are telling Gov. Bobby Jindal to expand the Bayou Corne sinkhole mandatory evacuation area, more people than initially hoped, human rights defender Alicia Heilig told Deborah Dupré Monday.

Nation tells Jindal to expand La. sinkhole evacuation area

Police Jury President Marty Triche addresses residents in Bayou Corne:

BAYOU CORNE — A shallow well recently drilled into the aquifer underneath the Bayou Corne area has hit natural gas, Shaw Environmental officials said Tuesday.

That well is one of three that contractors for Louisiana Department of Natural Resources drilled to find and vent natural gas believed trapped in the Mississippi River Alluvial Aquifer.

Also, an earlier boring made by Texas Brine Co. LCC of Houston on its leased property also hit gas, Shaw officials said.

* Sinkhole leads to finger-pointing

BAYOU CORNE — Cleanup of a sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish has been indefinitely halted after another section of land collapsed, pulling down at least five trees along the southwest side of the four-acre depression.

The collapse affected land 10 feet in from the former sinkhole edge. That means roughly 500 square feet of earth went under.

Other collapses have affected larger sections of edge.

BAYOU CORNE, La. (AP) — Cleanup of a sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish has been indefinitely halted after another section of land collapsed, pulling down at least five trees along the southwest side of the four-acre depression.

* Officials: Crude oil source may link sinkhole and failed cavern

featured image Source: Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

BAYOU CORNE, LA (NBC33) — Evacuees of the Assumption Parish sinkhole had lots of questions Tuesday night for Texas Brine and the state agencies in charge of the response, but mother nature kept them from getting many of the answers they were looking for.

The public meeting at the sinkhole command center lasted roughly an hour, because of darkness and an abundance of mosquitoes. The abrupt ending left residents frustrated.

“You can’t ask the questions you want to ask,” said Harry Boudreaux, “because they got too many people, and not enough time to get your questions answered.”

NBC Video Report

Fears are mounting that the Bayou Corne sinkhole area methane gas could burst through the ground with explosive force, according to officials and one of the nation’s top environmental legal experts Monday, speaking about what has become a grave violation of health and security human rights.

By: Deborah Dupre: Legal expert says sinkhole Incredibly dangerous situation, gas explosive force

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