Title: Assumption group seeks sinkhole answers
Source: The Advocate
Author: DAVID J. MITCHELL
Date: September 21, 2012
Allen Hill, 66, a retired petrochemical industry worker, questioned the length of time for tests to fingerprint or provide a blueprint of the chemical makeup of the natural gas releases, for example.
“Natural gas is coming out of the ground everywhere. We have yet to identify the source of this natural gas. It’s a massive amount of gas that is coming out of here. I don’t think there is enough that’s sitting in that cavern to go as far and as long as this has,” Hill said.
“Why have we not been able to get a blueprint of this gas and go back to this cavern and all these sources around here?” Hill wanted to know.
Hill asserted in a later interview that such testing can be done in hours by industry experts.
Parish and state officials have said a more complex type of testing was being performed that would take some time.
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Published: September 21st, 2012 at 12:08 pm ET