Title: Company reports most of sinkhole crude collected
Source: The Advocate
Author: David J. Mitchell
Date: October 23, 2012
Officials plan a community meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church hall, 3304 La. 70 S., in Pierre Part.
John Boudreaux, director of the parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said Monday that discussion will include concerns about possibly other voids or gaps underground from the cavern failure.
Boudreaux and parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack have pointed out that the volume of the sinkhole is about 2.7 million cubic yards smaller than the amount of subterranean earth believed to have entered the cavern, leading to worries about the voids and additional subsidence in the area.
[An Oct. 11 order from state Office of Conservation Commissioner James Welsh] calls for seismic testing that could see whether such voids do exist.
Published: October 23rd, 2012 at 9:15 am ET