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
By

4 comments


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.

[…]

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

[…]

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.

[…]

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.

[…]

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

[…]

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
By

4 comments

Related Posts

  1. Company Officials: Liquid oil is coming from bubbles in center of giant sinkhole — No cleanup crews working from Dec. 22 to 26 December 24, 2012
  2. Work halted for past week at giant Louisiana sinkhole as tremors increase — Official: “Never before had the level of rock slumped inside the cavern” June 3, 2013
  3. Officials report new bubbling about 3 miles from giant sinkhole — 3 times further away than any bubble site yet (MAP) September 27, 2012
  4. Concern about new bubble sites near giant sinkhole — Resident: More bubbling emerged in past week… “I’m thinking gas is closer to surface than they think” January 19, 2013
  5. Alert raised to ‘Code 3’ at giant Louisiana sinkhole: “Water movement in the sinkhole has been observed” — Bubbles increasing March 22, 2013

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

  • Coincidence Theorist

    Just a burp… a+b=consequence

    Has an inventory of what's been pumped down in the well/cavern been developed?

    • Coincidence Theorist

      Is this brine cavern a "deep injection well"?

      Those things are disasters… Hide the waste as far underground as possible then forget your responsibility

  • kaybee1

    How is pumping tens of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel down a well hole any different than what countless other companies have done speckling the nation with superfund sites? This behavior is considered environmentally SAFE? This is ACCEPTABLE by the EPA? Wow. From the outside looking in it must really look like we're _trying_ to destroy our planet as fast as _humanly_ possible.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    This incident should be added to the long list that keeps growing and growing and growing….

    Lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/lists-of-nuclear-disasters-and.html