Workers measuring how deep down liquid oil extends from surface of giant sinkhole

Published: October 20th, 2012 at 2:41 am ET
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Texas Brine, LLC UPDATE October 19, 2012

1. Work on the Observation Well today focused on measuring the depths of the liquid hydrocarbon material floating on top of the brine, and measuring the depth to the bottom of cavern #3. Once complete, work will resume on removal of the liquid hydrocarbon material. As mentioned previously, liquid hydrocarbon removal will only be done during daylight hours.

2. Liquid hydrocarbon material removal continued on the sinkhole surface today through the use of several skimmers. Additional vegetation and debris that contained liquid hydrocarbon was moved toward the mat road today to allow removal beginning next Monday. [...]

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Published: October 20th, 2012 at 2:41 am ET
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