WAFB: Work halted at sinkhole — “Stoppage caused by tremors in area” — “Not good news for residents” — Emergency meeting Thursday

Published: September 17th, 2012 at 9:39 pm ET

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Title: Bayou Corne residents still evacuated around sink hole
Source: WAFB
Date Updated: Sep 17, 2012 7:47 PM EDT

Work at the site of a giant sink hole in southeast Louisiana has once again come to a halt. This time the stoppage was caused by tremors in the area. This is not good news for residents near the sink hole.


The mini earthquakes that came ahead of the sink hole in Assumption Parish are back [See also: [intlink id=”never-before-seen-4-minute-tremors-by-sinkhole-now-sharp-tremors-rattling-area-had-stopped-just-before-massive-hole-appeared-last-month” type=”post”]{{empty}}[/intlink]].


Meanwhile, back at the sinkhole site, scientists have made another discovery that could keep residents out of their homes for an undetermined amount of time [See also: [intlink id=”sinkhole-gas-could-not-be-controlled-mud-and-water-pushed-to-surface-well-filled-with-cement-drilling-rig-dismantled” type=”post”]{{empty}}[/intlink]].

“They got down to 90 feet and experienced gas in the water aquifer and were unable to set water well due to the pressure. We put cement, plug, and got off the site and regrouped to come up with another strategy to set a vent well,” John Boudreaux [director for the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness] explained.


They still do not know where the gas is coming from. Boudreaux said residents will not be allowed to return home until the gas is under control […] could mean sometime next year.


Emergency Meeting

Bayou Corne residents in Assumption Parish will hold an emergency Town Hall meeting Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the St Joseph the Worker Church Hall on the emergency situation status regarding the large sinkhole and unexplained natural gas venting.

The residents have called the meeting out of an abundance of concern and caution for the lack of real-time information

Published: September 17th, 2012 at 9:39 pm ET

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1 comment to WAFB: Work halted at sinkhole — “Stoppage caused by tremors in area” — “Not good news for residents” — Emergency meeting Thursday

  • nedlifromvermont

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    They will buy ads on PBS Marketplace to remind us of all the good jobs that come with sinkhole-perfume manufactory …

    And all those self-satisfied non-reporters out there will salivate for a chance to have an audience with the total incompetent and phony Jeff Immelt … to bask in the glow of his business success … understand here this means "the ability to lie while smiling at the camera" … like a good capitalist thug, who will smile at your while they chop off your head!

    America has clearly lost the moral right to assert itself as world hegemonist … embarrassing really … if the emperor is going to go about with no clothes on … you'd prefer a physique worth contemplating … not with the swollen nose and retracted genitalia our corporate leaders exhibit …

    peace …