SOURCE: Assumption Parish
The Advocate: Sinking trees (Video)
Mirror Online: Dramatic video shows sinkhole swallowing up trees in less than a minute
FOX17: Must-see Video: Trees Disappear in Underwater Sinkhole
Gawker: Terrifying Louisiana Sinkhole Swallows Up Entire Trees In Seconds
SOURCE: BBC Most Watched Videos
Metro News: Gigantic Louisiana sinkhole swallows dozens . . . → Read More: Louisiana Sinkhole is #1 on BBC — “Terrifying Sinkhole Swallows Up Entire Trees In Seconds” — “Must-see: Trees Disappear” (VIDEOS)
The Advocate, Aug. 14, 2013: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is investigating alternatives in case subsidence around the sinkhole forces the highway to be shut down. [...] they are conducting constant monitoring of La. 70 that has not raised concerns about subsidence that would force the closure of the highway.
Mother Jones, Aug. . . . → Read More: New footage of Louisiana sinkhole shows oil sheen covering surface — “At 500 feet, air is thick with smell of crude” during recent flyover — Officials plan in case subsidence forces highway to shut down (VIDEO)
Title: 10:25 a.m. Sinkhole Burp, 08/08/2013 Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury Date: August 9, 2013
On yesterday afternoon there was a burp event at the sinkhole which was captured on video [...]
Watch the burp event here
Title: Louisiana suing Texas Brine over Assumption sinkhole Source: The Advocate Author: David J. Mitchell Date: August 4, 2013
[...] The state suit alleges that Texas Brine and Occidental mined the salt dome cavern “to the point that the cavern became structurally unstable, thereby causing the collapse of the cavern and damage to Louisiana’s . . . → Read More: Gov’t: Contaminants in giant sinkhole could spread to freshwater swampland — Benzene is entering groundwater — Damage to ‘Louisiana Coastal Zone’
Title: A way of life on the brink of extinction in the Louisiana bayous Source: The Independent Author: David Usborne Date: August 4, 2013
[...] “Did they tell you it’s still growing?” [Bayou Corne resident Mike Schaff] asks, before pointing to a faint oil sheen you could only see from up here.
Among those . . . → Read More: UK Reporter: Gas bubbling up like ‘small underwater geysers’ around giant Louisiana sinkhole; Widespread methane leakage — General: Big environmental groups ignoring disaster
Title: One year later: Bayou Corne sinkhole still a mystery Source: The Advocate Author: David Mitchell Date: August 1, 2013
[...] Since that day, one year ago Saturday, the 24-acre sinkhole has grown by a factor of more than 20 and taken on a volcano-like quality. The sinkhole has dormant periods and active periods, . . . → Read More: Newspaper: Giant Louisiana sinkhole now over 20 times larger than last year — It’s “taken on a volcano-like quality”
Title: Honore: Focus on Bayou Corne sinkhole, environment, not just business tax breaks Source: Bayou Buzz Date: July 31, 2013
Russel L. Honoré, retired Lieutenant General [...] responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina-affected areas across the Gulf Coast
On August 3, 2013 the community of Bayou Corne located near the . . . → Read More: Army General (Ret.): Giant Louisiana sinkhole is “unprecedented environmental disaster” — Concern about failure of another cavern nearby — Butane still being added to salt dome
Title: Sinkhole Threatens Cajun Bayou Community Source: AP 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 . . . → Read More: AP: Official says suffocation risk at giant Louisiana sinkhole — Spewing gas could cause explosion hazard (VIDEO)
Title: 1:50 p.m. Update Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury Date: July 20, 2013
John Boudreaux has reported another depth survey has been completed in the center of the sinkhole.
A video has been posted on YouTube showing that 750′ of cord was used and all 750′ went down to bottom.
This information has been sent . . . → Read More: Video: Official unable to find bottom of giant Louisiana sinkhole during depth survey — All of 750 foot measuring cord used
WWL – AM870, July 21, 2013: Parish workers discovered water and debris moving inside the containment berm area early Friday. Bubbles on the water’s surface indicated a gas release, and there were tremors felt in the area. [...] The periodic ‘burp’ was the second in two days and the fourth in the past two-and-a-half . . . → Read More: Louisiana sinkhole now 24 acres — Officials issue cease and desist order after gas found “approaching explosive level” coming from hole in front of homes
Title: Public Briefing 7/16/13 Published by: assumptionla July 17, 2013
At 5:00 in
Gary Hecox, CB&I hydrogeologist: This is going to not satisfy you, but we honestly don’t know.
We have talked to some of the leading experts in the world as too what could be causing this. We don’t know. Nobody’s ever encountered . . . → Read More: Hydrogeologist: I’m not kidding, we honestly don’t know what’s going on in cavern below giant sinkhole — “Nobody’s ever encountered anything like this in history of mankind” — World’s top experts don’t even have a good hypothesis — Wellhead pressure now up to almost 600 psi (VIDEO)
Title: 10:30 a.m. Sinkhole, Increased Activity Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury Date: July 19, 2013
There is lots of activity on the sinkhole this morning. Dr Horton reports that this increase in activity started about 5:00 a.m. (this morning).
There is abundant surface water movement [...]
Also, currently, a burp event is occurring in . . . → Read More: Officials: ‘Burp event’ underway at giant Louisiana sinkhole — “Lots of activity” — “Abundant surface water movement” (VIDEO)
Title: Public Briefing 7/16/13 Published by: assumptionla July 17, 2013
At 9:00 in
Don Marlin: Approximate volume in the 5 zones — the two probable ones are about 60 million cubic feet of gas; the 3 possible ones are 150 million cubic feet of gas. […]
Watch the presentation . . . → Read More: Expert: Over 200 million cubic feet of gas in area under giant Louisiana sinkhole (VIDEO)
Title: State looking into piping problem in cavern near Bayou Corne sinkhole Source: The Advocate Author: DAVID J. MITCHELL Date: July 18, 2013
An internal piping problem inside a Dow Hydrocarbons underground storage cavern in Assumption Parish prompted automatic emergency systems to burn off propylene and shut the cavity.
Dow officials are working on . . . → Read More: Problem at ANOTHER cavern in salt dome near giant Louisiana sinkhole — “Automatic emergency systems” engaged — No ‘immediate’ safety risk to public
Title: 9:45 a.m. Update Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury Date: July 14, 2013
Additional hydrocarbon and debris have come to the surface of the sinkhole.
Also, John Boudreaux has tagged bottom in the center of the sinkhole (where the raindrop bubbles are occurring) and the depth is over 500′; although, debris was felt at . . . → Read More: Officials: Oil coming up at giant sinkhole — Bottom now so deep, unable to measure with current equipment — Depth of over 500 feet
Title: 12:25 p.m. Flyover Video Uploaded Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury Date: July 3, 2013
Watch the flyover here
Title: Some residents take buyouts from salt dome owner Source: The Advocate Author: David J. Mitchell Date: June 22, 2013
[...] the sinkhole — now a 22.4-acre opening underneath floodwaters inside containment levees surrounding a 82-acre swath of swamp — emitted more tremors and another burp about 10 p.m. Thursday
A newly released depth . . . → Read More: Giant Louisiana sinkhole “now a 22.4-acre opening” — Combined sinkhole area is 49 acres
Title: 6/21/13 Burp Event Source: Assumptionla Date: June 21, 2013
12:45 p.m. Update from Assumption Parish Police Jury: Additional hydrocarbons are present in the sinkhole as a result of the burp that happened last night. Also noted, seismic activity has been active for the last few days.
Watch the video . . . → Read More: Officials: ‘Burp Event’ at giant Louisiana sinkhole — “Additional hydrocarbons are present” — “Seismic activity has been active” (VIDEO)
Title: 5:40 p.m. Updated Distance Map Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury Date: June 18, 2013
The link below accesses an updated map identifying distance(s) from the sinkhole to the Bayou Corne community.
This map has been provided by the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness.
Distance Map, 06/18/2013 View the June . . . → Read More: Officials: Giant Louisiana sinkhole now 1,000 feet across — New flyover footage released (VIDEO)
Title: 11:30 a.m. Presence of Gas Found During Under-slab Monitoring Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury Date: June 14, 2013 h/t Anonymous tip
Texas Brine has reported to us that two additional homes (that had not previously been monitored) have undergone under-slab monitoring and the presence of gas has been found – 100% LEL and . . . → Read More: Officials: Gas being found under homes near giant Louisiana sinkhole — 100% of lower explosive limit — Hydrogen sulfide also detected
Title: DOTD studying La. 70 detour near Assumption Parish Sinkhole Source: KATC Author: MELISSA CANONE Date: Jun 12, 2013
DOTD studying La. 70 detour near Assumption Parish Sinkhole
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that a feasibility study has been initiated to identify a possible detour route for La. 70 in . . . → Read More: Officials developing plan if giant Louisiana sinkhole compromises important highway — Concern about “entire salt dome”, not just cap?
Title: 20130608-Bayou Corne Flyover #8 Source: On Wings of Care Date: June 08, 2013
[...] as our video and photos from today attest, whatever false sense of security that berm provided is now gone forever. And with it, the residents’ last remaining hope that the sinkhole could be contained and they might be able . . . → Read More: Report: Hope that Louisiana sinkhole could be contained now gone forever after berm collapse — Sobering comparison photos (VIDEO)