Title: The Hole Problem: An Interview with John Achee Jr.
Date Recorded: Nov. 2012
Date Published: Jan. 6, 2013
At 3:15 in
Question: What is your biggest concern for the community at this moment?
Community advocate John Achee Jr.: A lot of experts have told me there’s an extreme amount of natural gas in the Mississippi Alluvial Aquifer.
DNR themselves have said that it’s possible for another sinkhole to happen if the natural gas in the aquifer finds another weak spot, another sinkhole can happen.
So how do we fix that? We drill vent wells and vent the aquifer. The problem with that right now seems to be, and I say this hesitantly, but it seems to be money over public safety.
Published: January 17th, 2013 at 2:09 pm ET
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