“The sinkhole itself could grow another 60 percent to 40 acres, according to the state government’s best estimate. No homes were destroyed, but fears center on the possibility that flammable gases, which have been seen bubbling on area waterways, could work their way into homes in the area.”
The Advocate – Expert: Deep gas sources feeding Assumption aquifer
NAPOLEONVILLE — A state seismic expert has found two likely existing “deep” sources continuing to feed methane gas under the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou communities and more than 90 bubbles sites in the area of northern Assumption Parish.
But officials working on the removal of the gas, a suspected byproduct of the formation of the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole last year, said Tuesday they are focused on cutting off or removing gas in two shallower layers first while they work on how to eliminate these two deeper sources. . .
. ,. . .Gary Hecox, CB&I hydrogeologist and leading scientist on the sinkhole response, said [at the meeting] drilling for the sources is certainly viable.
“The problem you’ve got, is even if we start drilling tomorrow and relieve that gas, there is so much gas in the aquifer you probably would not even notice it,” he said during the presentation to 40 to 50 residents.
Hecox added it may take years for an effect to be seen. He has said the gas in the aquifer is much greater than the 45 million cubic feet once estimated and is collected heavily under the Sportsmans Drive community south of La. 70 in Bayou Corne. . . .
LINK – http://youtu.be/YguTb6e5f_E
Hmmm. . . King mackerel warning for the Gulf
A tale of legal corruption in Louisiana (Stop the Presses!) – from Slabbed – Now for the rest of the story you’ll never see on 4 Investigates or in the Advocate as Slabbed updates Gates v Swartz
Strange Sounds – WTF is This Mysterious Sea Monster Caught by an Oil-Rig Cam?
WAFB – Boil advisory issued for French Settlement < is it from . . . ground movement??
Open burning OK for Assumption Parish < ding dong!!
West VA – 3.1 quake on ANF –