Oct 152012

Last installment

Non-government organization LEAN’s aerial photographs of Bayou Corne’s sinkhole, near a collapsed salt dome storage cavern that supplies petrochemical companies, show it covered with crude oil, a health and safety hazard that has become a human rights violation in an expanding vicinity, as more residents are recognizing and calling on the governor to do the same.

“A thick slick of crude oil can be seen covering much of the sinkhole,” said pilot Lance Ryberg, associated with Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN).

“Oil and water can be seen flowing from the sinkhole into the adjacent environment.”

Ryberg said the foul odor from the contaminated sinkhole was the worst he’s ever experienced.


* Louisiana Bayou Corne sinkhole edge collapses, natural gas trapped

* Bayou Corne Odor and Symptom Log Results

* Displaced residents question area safety

Flyover, 10/15/12:

Bayou Corne Sinkhole Flyover

Picking up some national attention. Finally! SF Gate

Also JUST In Today: BP hiding crude oil source


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