Assumption Parish/Bayou Corne Sinkhole Meeting
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Date: Oct 9, 2012
Question: My question has to do about the crude oil getting into the fresh water aquifer and from there getting into the bayou. What is the probability that we’ll start seeing crude oil in Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou? [...]
Gary Hecox, Geologist with Shaw Environmental: That is one thing we’re evaluating to be able to answer. What we’re doing is getting physical properties on the crude to see how it’ll migrate. Those samples are in the lab also. I don’t have them back. In addition to the gas coming up, the crude oil coming up, ahh, possible contamination of the aquifer is certainly on the agenda of things we’re looking at. That’s all I can say. It’s on the list I’ve been — that Shaw has been — charged to look at. And we’re getting the data we need to be able to do that.
Speaker 2: Plus we’re taking water samples… that’s being analyzed for constituents in crude oil to see what extent the crude oil might be migrating away. [Discussion] I have to add there’s no indication of that occurring… yet.
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Published: October 10th, 2012 at 8:07 pm ET
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