Title: Bayou Corne residents still evacuated around sink hole
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: Expert: "Sharp" shaking rattles sinkhole area after weeks of 4-minute tremors -- I've never seen this before -- Had stopped just before giant hole appeared last month].
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: Sinkhole: Gas could not be controlled from well, mud and water pushed to surface -- Workers plug with cement, dismantle drilling rig].
“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.
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