Expert: “We’re actually starting to see fractures occurring in this disturbed zone at the surface” around giant Louisiana sinkhole (VIDEO)

Published: February 12th, 2013 at 1:55 pm ET
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Title: Public Briefing 2/6/13 – Part 9
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date Published: Feb. 7, 2013

Will Pettitt, general manger of Itasca, a worldwide firm specializing in rock mechanics:

This is our initial estimate of the maximum extent of that disturbed zone.

At the moment we’re putting in all our effort to try and understand the exact structure of this. […]

As you can see, it flows out from the cavern 3 and up to the surface around the sinkhole.

And what I think we’re seeing now is we’re actually starting to see fractures occurring in this disturbed zone at the surface.

Watch the video here

Published: February 12th, 2013 at 1:55 pm ET
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