The Advocate, November 17, 2012:
The sinkhole, which now has an 8-acre surface area [previously reported at 7 acres], is located in swamps between the communities south of La. 70 on property leased by Texas Brine from Occidental Chemical Corp.
Assumption Parish Situation Summary, November 13, 2012:
Title: Bayou Corne Resident Meeting With La. State Representatives (Informal)
Published: Nov. 10, 2012
*WARNING* NSFW: Bad language
At 35:00 in
Resident: I done a flyover and I took some video there. That hole is — the oil outside of the boom of that thing is ridiculous.
Why isn’t the EPA involved in that?
Rep. Karen St. Germaine: They are.
Resident: [...] That swamp water is contaminated behind those peoples’ houses. No doubt in my mind the swamp is contaminated.
Published: November 17th, 2012 at 2:06 pm ET