Title: Sinkhole Threatens Cajun Bayou Community
Reporter: Stacey Plaisance
Date: July 20, 2013
Stacey Plaisance, AP Reporter: [...] The gentle bubbles, actually natural gas spewing from a 22-acre sinkhole caused by a collapsed salt cavern.
John Boudreaux, Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness: There could be an explosion hazard and/or methane does displace oxygen, so by displacing oxygen then it becomes an asphyxiant.
Carla Alleman, former Bayou Corne resident: We’re never going back [...] We’ll never feel safe there again. They can never say that it will be safe there again. [...]
Published: July 23rd, 2013 at 9:57 am ET