50 additional feet of land has collapsed into the southwest side of the sink hole caused by Texas Brine Company's Oxy Geismar Well #3 near Bayou Corne. Two clean-up workers required rescue by airboat from the boat in which they were working to remove diesel from the surface of the water filling the sink hole. Shortly after being rescued the boat that they were working from was pulled down into the sink hole with the tree it was tied to. Clean up operations at the site have been suspended. No injuries have been reported.
Breaking News: Assumption Parish officials are ordering an immediate evacuation of the Bayou Corne area, effective immediately, parish Police Jury President Marty Triche said Friday evening.
The “potential failiure” of an inactive and plugged Texas Brine Co. LLC salt-mining cavern is likely the cause of the "slurry area" and Gov. Jindal has declared a state of emergency.
Technical Considerations for Hydraulic Fracturing and Groundwater Protection
Baseline Testing of Ground Water
- Perform Testing of water wells before oil and gas activity occurs
- Determine quality of ground water
- Identify chemicals currently in the ground water source prior to horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing of shale gas plays
Human Health Impacts Associated with Chemicals and Pathways of Exposure from the Development of Shale Gas PlaysBy: Wilma Subra Subra Company/Earthworks Board Member
January 9, 2012
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