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
- 20,000 gallons of crude oil removed from surface of giant Louisiana sinkhole — Now averaging 5,000 gallons a day October 20, 2012
- AP: Over 100,000 gallons of oil mix removed from giant Louisiana sinkhole — “Officials don’t yet know how big it will get” December 3, 2012
- Louisiana sinkhole now 24 acres — Officials issue cease and desist order after gas found “approaching explosive level” coming from hole in front of homes July 21, 2013
- Today’s Paper: Giant sinkhole now 9 acres — Official concerned about possible ‘void spaces’ causing hole to grow or another one to appear January 19, 2013
- Giant Louisiana sinkhole “now a 22.4-acre opening” — Combined sinkhole area is 49 acres June 24, 2013