ABC: “Evacuation order… for fear of potential radiation” in Louisiana parish — Company Official: Sinkhole ‘could still grow’

Published: August 14th, 2012 at 1:56 pm ET
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Title: Mysterious Louisiana Sinkhole Raises Concerns of Explosions and Radiation
Source: ABC News
Author: CHRISTINA NG
Date: Aug 14, 2012

A nearly 400-foot deep sinkhole in Louisiana has swallowed all of the trees in its area and enacted a mandatory evacuation order for about 150 residences for fear of potential radiation and explosions.

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Title: Sinkhole answers will take 40 days
Source: AP
Author:  SHEILA V KUMAR
Date:  Aug 11, 2012

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Mark Cartwright, president of United Brine Services, a subsidiary of Texas Brine Co., said the company spent the last week “intensely focused” on an emergency response as they try to figure out the cause behind a sinkhole near Bayou Corne.

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seismic readings from the U.S. Geological Survey were able to narrow down the concentration of the earthquakes to the western edge of the dome, which is where the Texas Brine salt cavern lies.

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It’s still unclear if the salt dome has been breached. Cartwright says they believe the sinkhole won’t have any more sudden changes, though it could still grow.

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