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Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:34 AM

La. sinkhole now 10 acres

Source: Examiner

La. sinkhole now 10 acres
March 17, 2013
By: Deborah Dupre

Officials monitoring the Assumption parish sinkhole say that when the massive slurry "burped" again Sunday morning, nearly one acre of the Cajun land environment fell into it, meaning that it has now consumed approximately ten acres of the parish.

"Nearly an acre of land fell off into the west side of the sinkhole, according to Assumption OEP director John Boudreaux," WBRZ reports about the ongoing Bayou Corne sinkhole disaster that began nine months ago.
With the monster's latest belch, Boudreaux said that more debris and hydrocarbons appeared at the surface of the collapsing area.

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The sinkhole is above the collapsing 1-mile by 3-mile collapsing Napoleonville Salt Dome. The dome is under Grand Bayou and parts of Bayou Corne communities.

Explosive methane is lurching beneath the Bayou Corne community. It has been detected as far away as two miles from the sinkhole. Explosions could occur there any minute, according to human rights advocate Erin Brockovich, who recently visited the area.


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Judi Lynn Mar 2013 OP
truthisfreedom Mar 2013 #1
Judi Lynn Mar 2013 #2
FogerRox Mar 2013 #7
LuvNewcastle Mar 2013 #3
Roy Rolling Mar 2013 #5
Plucketeer Mar 2013 #4
jwirr Mar 2013 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:39 AM

1. Fracking involved?

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:55 AM

2. Something wierd has happened. You might want to look at the photos available

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 08:06 PM

7. No. The LA sinkhole is above a salt dome.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:33 AM

3. What's going to happen the next time

they have a hurricane? Will the hole get bigger? Will the slurry from the sinkhole wash up on land? This might become a massive disaster.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 10:25 AM

5. Hurricane

Assumption Parish is not in much danger from a hurricane. But the danger from a collapsing salt dome or methane gas is very real.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 09:18 AM

4. As ye sow - so shall ye reap

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 10:31 AM

6. What are the demographics of this parish? Who lives there? Has the been evacuations? What is being

done to prevent further disaster?

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