Texas Brine: “Total area of sinkhole including surrounding subsidence band is about 14 to 15 acres” (VIDEO)

Published: December 19th, 2012 at 8:07 am ET


Follow-up to: Louisiana sinkhole grows to 8 acres

Title: Bayou Corne Resident MTG
Source: rainbeaudais
Date: Dec 18, 2012

Part 1 at 4:45 in

Bruce Martin, Texas Brine Company, LLC vice president of operation:

The sinkhole itself is approximately a little under 8 and-a-half acres right now.

The total area of the sinkhole, including the surrounding subsidence band, is about 14 to 15 acres.

Part 7 at 2:00 in

Gary Hecox, a Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure Inc. geologist working on the issue for the State of Louisiana:

It’s changing all the time. That means things are coming up, gas is coming up, it’s burping, you get crude coming up. It‘s changing all the time. [...]

The collapse zone is not stable. The sinkhole is not stable.

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Published: December 19th, 2012 at 8:07 am ET


8 comments to Texas Brine: “Total area of sinkhole including surrounding subsidence band is about 14 to 15 acres” (VIDEO)

  • Tokenura

    i hear alot of "we don't know" and "we're looking into it" "unstable"… ya think? wow thank you for that breaking news gentlemen what would bayou corne's residents do without you good 'ole boys

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    • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

      Honesty is the best policy…..:-)

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      • 16Penny 16Penny

        I wish we would hear more of that from Thad. What I have been saying all along is no one knows it is safe. no one knows the other caverns will not be effected by the salt dome collapse. It is better to be safe and inconvenienced than dead in my book. Find a friend, relative, church member from a different congregation or whatever. Learn from Sandy, FEMA tries, but cannot be relied upon to deliver relief in a timely manner. Anyone who watched the last meeting knows the mettle which the residents posses.

        The other big thing stuck in my craw is that they have not disclosed at least one known contributor to the hydrocarbons. I have been harping on this for weeks now. Here is the link to the PDF:


        Page 2 of that report discusses that the two samples were compared to a known control sample and had similar characteristics in the heavy hydrocarbon range, but the two samples were contaminated with a source of lighter hydrocarbons. Please, anyone set me straight. What is the source of the control?

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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          See my post re: pipelines and the New Madrid Fault Zone, and perhaps you can begin to find answers to your question. Posted at today's article on "New flyover of giant sinkhole."

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    Hecox just blew my mind…no wonder there was a tremor in his voice. "Everything I have said to date is wrong."
    Sounds like he's been gotten to….

    I can't blame you Rain for not jumping in with questions, because my jaw was on the floor too. I just wanted someone to ask, "How do you safely flare H2S, without creating S02, and what health effects can we expect?"

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  • irhologram

    And how ABOUT that taking of other people's property to build and drill on because Texas Brine's is too congested?

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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The guy from Texas Brine says..it's going stop at 14..15 acres..
    What is the impetus for the situation to stop at that point?

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