WBRZ Video: People evacuated by sinkhole ask lawmakers for help
The Advocate – Bayou Corne residents push for home buyout - has video
. . . Gov. Bobby Jindal responded to criticism raised during the meeting that he has not been personally involved in the sinkhole crisis. The governor, who was out of the state almost one day of every four last year, has not visited the site.
“We receive regular updates on the situation. Through my orders, agencies have deployed an abundance of resources to the sinkhole area,” the governor said in a prepared statement released by his press office.
WAFB – Residents near sinkhole say hearing was a lot of talk and a lot less action
Bruce Mathews, Vice President of Operation for Texas-Brine testified that the company will not start buying homes in the affected area because it’s just not the right time. “I know there are residents of Bayou Corne that want to be bought out,” says Mathews. “But I know there is a group that does not want to be bought out because there’s one’s who want to stay and because it’s the right thing to do. We have to focus on response activities.”
WBRZ – Packed house for Senate sinkhole meeting
Assumption Parish residents turn to lawmakers, seeking buyouts
WAFB (earlier) – Legislators hear from those affected by giant La. sinkhole
The Advocate (earlier) – DNR seeks salt dome answers, Sinkhole elicits safety concerns
A new Situation Summary is out. Page 10 tells the progress on the 3-D mapping. They are putting in new geophones.
DNR has a new Inspection Report and WAFB read it.
M0.8 quake – 11km S of New Madrid, Missouri< not very big but look at the location :)
Radio Show with Rep. Joe Harrison talking about the Sinkhole - [NOTE: when they talk about the butane cavern., a lot of the product was removed or sold so the amount in the cavern is less now.]
ENE-News has some outtakes -
Thanks to readers, as usual, for the news tips :) - that means, you, MsReesa!
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Keith sent in this info on FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY. He says they can be hooked up to harness gas under the sinkhole.
Further he says -
That 2 square miles of Natural Gas, the flared Natural Gas, and the incoming Methane should be a large enough quantity to satisfy officials. Also, the need for a speedy decision must be considered. Maybe the US Government should step in to avoid the hassles of state slow downs. You’ve seen them in the past.
Maybe some of the natural gas lies beneath the residents property. Thus, giving them rights to profits.
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