TV: Unknown gas trapped in giant sinkhole sparks new concern — Vent wells being dug in the 4-acre slurry (VIDEO)

Published: October 8th, 2012 at 6:16 pm ET
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Title: Residents concerned about gas trapped in giant sinkhole
Source: WAFB
Author: Cheryl Mercedes
Date: Oct 08, 2012 12:39 PM EDT
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Residents concerned about gas trapped in giant sinkhole

Pressure building beneath the surface of the Bayou Corne community has sparked a new concern for residents who live near the sinkhole.

Vent wells are being dug in the four acre slurry to vent an unknown gas.

The wet sands are under a layer of clay, which has residents worried pressure might build underground.

A spokesman for the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness says if pressure went above 75 to 85 pounds per square inch, the clay layer might not be able to hold back the accumulated gas. [...]

Watch footage filmed this weekend from inside the sinkhole here

Published: October 8th, 2012 at 6:16 pm ET
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