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

  • harengus_acidophilus

    "to vent an unknown gas"

    Ready for nobel price?
    They're talking, like they have found a new element.

    It's a lie with a teehtful grin!

    Stupid actors?
    Intent?
    Fortune?

    Interesting question.

    h.

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      Right, harengus-acidophilus. "Unknown". Now, is that "unidentifiable"? "Never before experienced"? "Not sure how the heck that got there"?

  • jackassrig

    We can't flare any more. How are they getting away with venting God only knows what to the atmosphere. Good grief. Who's in charge of this run away train. This is the kind of crap you see in third world countries.

    • richard richard

      Yes, welcome to your third world nation. It is the way your country is heading.

      Corrupt, violent government, facist corporations, dumbed down population, production being sent of shore (to force your wages down).

      I've mentioned it before… your nation is heading the way of pre WWII germany.. I can just see rommney as the next hitler.

      A very sad, bad nation.

  • dosdos dosdos

    It's a gas they haven't analyzed yet. That seems the most logical meaning.

    • many moons

      that's what I thought but why don't they say that…unknown gas…sounds terrible.

    • harengus_acidophilus

      "they haven't analyzed yet"

      Why they don't want to analyze it?
      In the 21th century in the united states… what will take so much time?

      h.

      • Radio VicFromOregon

        Right, again, h.a. "In the 21th century in the united states… what will take so much time?" Someone's butt must be in the wringer? A mayor? The governor? A major campaign contributor? Is there someone involved in this running for reelection? Why is this being slowed down to a crawl and the most vague unintelligible terms applied to the situation? We may not have an answer until after November 2, 2012.

      • richard richard

        exactly as Vic says, wait till Nov 2… not long now..

        many new insights can be expected, into fuku, the middle east and sinkholes, just to name a few.

        the media clamp is firmly locked on. the world is totally pwned.

  • Sickputer

    Two questions for Chevron officials:

    1. Why did you declare force majeure (Act of God exclusion of liability) after the sinkhole began?

    2. How much stored natural gas were you unable to account for after your drawdown efforts?

    http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2012/aug/08/chevron-files-force-majeure-on-natgas-storage-facility/