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Louisiana officials request ‘worst-case analysis’ of risk to cavern with almost a million barrels of butane — Concerned about ‘possible release’ — Pipeline was ‘bent’ when massive sinkhole expanded

Published: August 14th, 2012 at 8:17 pm ET
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Title: State wants updated risk plan on nearby cavern
Source: AP
Date: August 14, 2012 at 4:48p ET

State agencies say they’ve asked the company owning a natural gas pipeline that was bent by an expanding sinkhole in Assumption Parish for an updated risk management plan on a nearby butane storage cavern.

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The cavern houses 940,000 barrels of butane.

Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Peggy Hatch says she’s asked for an updated worst-case analysis out of “an abundance of caution.” She said Tuesday that she wants the analysis to include the possible release of the largest amount of butane in the cavern.

Officials say they expect the analysis to be in by Wednesday.

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Published: August 14th, 2012 at 8:17 pm ET
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