Title: Water poured into giant Louisiana sinkhole after 4 breaches in containment berm
Date Updated: May 13, 2013
[...] “We made the decision to extend the western leg beyond that particular point to a point further west to assure that we would be in an area where there wouldn’t be subsiding,” said Texas Brine spokesperson Sonny Cranch.
Cranch says that slow sinking and Friday’s rains caused the four breaches in the berm. [...]
The berms are meant to contain any oil or salt from the sinkhole [...]
“What we’re trying to determine is there anything in the surrounding area that could create a future risk,” said Patrick Courreges, Department of Natural Resources Communications Director. “We do know, as far as the surface area, the sinkhole probably will continue to get wider but shallower.”
Published: May 13th, 2013 at 1:06 pm ET