Officials: New footage shows sinkhole has grown (VIDEO)

Published: September 18th, 2012 at 10:14 am ET
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Title: 10:05 a.m. Videos Posted
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: Sept 18, 2012

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On yesterday, Texas Brine reported a 20′ x 20′ growth of the sinkhole. In the video of the sinkhole site, at approximately 00:35 you can see this growth towards and into the pipeline right of way.

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Title: 9:30 a.m. Morning Update « Assumption Parish Police Jury
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: Sept 18, 2012

Contrary to reports we’ve been questioned about from residents, the mandatory evacuation remains and a forced evacuation is not being called at this time. Conditions remain the same and have not changed to heighten the alert; however, should conditions change this order can be changed at any time.

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Published: September 18th, 2012 at 10:14 am ET
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9 comments to Officials: New footage shows sinkhole has grown (VIDEO)

  • harengus_acidophilus

    To say it metaphoric:

    Tiny little apes are playing games by piercing mother earth.

    Unless she feels the pain and react…

    h.


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    • sadtexan

      You jogged my memory for this beautiful, elegaic song by Sparks (though my ears know the Martin Gore cover):

      When she's on her best behavior
      Don't be tempted by her favors
      Never turn your back on mother earth

      Towns are hurled from A to B
      By hands that looked so smooth to me
      Never turn your back on mother earth

      Grasp at straws that don't want grasping
      Gaze at clouds that come down crushing
      Never turn your back on mother earth

      Three days, two nights away from my friends
      Amen to anything that brings quick return
      To my friends, to my friends

      I'll admit I was unfaithful
      From now on I'll be more faithful
      Never turn your back on mother
      (Never turn your back)
      Never turn your back on mother
      (Never turn your back)
      Never turn your back on mother earth
      (Never turn your back)


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  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    looks like it has grown all the way around, and be sure to recognize, that unlike in the beginning, there are no people in it trying to clean it up.. so, one must wonder, what dangerous stuff, is there that is not being reported, or measured.

    It occurs to me, that if all was fine, as being reported, there would be those individuals out there trying to mop up the mess.
    …obviously, the toxic soup is no longer contained by berms either.. looks like toxic soup is moving toward the drilling pad too.. so, what if that collapses? is it possible?

    Now we also have drillers playing the poke the earth and make her fart game too.. oh boy.. I mean looking for gas in the aquifer.. swiss cheese in Louisiana..


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  • Sol Man

    Hope that the helicopter crew has full respirators on for their safety. What's in the air- bad stuff. Have they taken air samples up there?


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  • sworldpeas sworldpeas

    You can see tall trees standing on 9/15 and gone on 9/18. It's near the clearing by the road? or pipeline? not sure which. The trees are by the end of the boom that runs parallel to the "road" they are standing in water on 9/15 and completely disappeared on 9/18.


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  • jec jec

    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has already called an "emergency" classification for this event. Wonder what Texas Brine feels is THEIR (TB) responsiblity? Purchase out property/homes/businesses at real value (pre -salt dome collapse) for all affected by this? Pay to relocate everyone affected? And what about the residents whose families have been on their land for generations? What financial background does the company have to draw from? This could land into the public funding pot for the victims. Sad that a company created this mess.


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  • jackassrig

    TB will declare bankruptcy and move on to another adventure to destroy. Their attitude "if you don't like it, you can always move." Once again no one will be held accountable.


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  • jec jec

    BP like approach? Deny and stall? Get the US Government to sign off all is okay..sell local US assets and run like heck?


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