Title: Texas firm fined over sinkhole in Louisiana says it’s trying
Date: Dec 3, 2012
[Spokesman Sonny Cranch said in a phone interview] Texas Brine has been using containment boom and absorbent boom from the start, and has skimmed 2,700 barrels [113,400 gallons] of oily water from the surface in the three months since debris was cleared from the edges of the sinkhole.
Cranch said figuring out how to permanently block the sinkhole from other waterways is complex in a swamp, especially since officials don’t yet know how big the sinkhole will get [Officials had previously said the maximum size would be 1,400 feet in diameter]. In the meantime, crews move the boom constantly and skimming continues to make sure oil doesn’t get into any waterways, he said.
“It is being controlled,” Cranch said. [...]
Published: December 3rd, 2012 at 10:42 am ET