Officials: “Another bubble site discovered yesterday” — “Bubbles have also showed up in the sinkhole” — Cleanup still halted, may resume next week

Published: August 21st, 2012 at 11:47 am ET
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Title: 8:55 a.m. Morning Update
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: Aug 21, 2012

Another bubble site was discovered yesterday between sites #3 and #4 in Grand Bayou. The bubbling is small and will be monitored daily as the others. The sinkhole site is still prohibited; therefore, cleanup in the site is still halted and no recent depth measurements have been taken. The parish has requested Texas Brine to provide a plan for a continuation of the cleanup.

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Title: Tests: Salt water runs deep
Source: The Advocate
Author: David J. Mitchell
Date: Aug 21, 2012

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Also on Monday, John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said cleanup work around the sinkhole is not likely to resume this week but possibly next week.

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At 50 feet, samples pointed to a salinity of around 12 parts per thousand. At 100 feet, samples indicated the water had a salinity about 66 parts per thousand. At 150 feet, samples indicated the water had a salinity of 220 parts per thousand.

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The salinity of brine from the Texas Brine cavern is [...] 312 parts per thousand.

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Discovery of the sinkhole on Aug. 3 followed more than two months of tremors and natural gas bubbling from area bayous and water wells. The tremors have ceased, but the bubbles continue and have also showed up in the sinkhole, parish officials have said.

Published: August 21st, 2012 at 11:47 am ET
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