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Bayou Corne Sinkhole Update- Firm blames Occidental Petroleum for creating 31-ACRE sinkhole

 
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Bayou Corne Sinkhole Update- Firm blames Occidental Petroleum for creating 31-ACRE sinkhole
I've been following this for a couple years now.It's still pretty interesting.

"Looking south, a gravel ramp slopes down into the 32-acre Bayou Corne-area sinkhole on Wednesday, July 30 2014. The lake-like area on land leased to Texas Brine Co. was once a dense cypress forest, sitting over the edge of a huge underground salt desposit known as a salt dome. Underground mining by Texas Brine in a cavern carved inside the salt deposit caused the cavern to have a breach in its supporting wall of salt, shattering and shifting surrounding rock deep underneath this onetime forest as rock flowed into the cavern. The sinkhole, then about 1-acre in size, eventually appeared at the surface in early August 2012. That "slurry hole" of trees and muck was discovered two years ago Sunday, Aug. 3, in the early morning hours as a foul diesel smell permeated the air."

[link to theadvocate.com]

Here's a good article from March of this year.
"Ghost Town Left in the Wake of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole in Louisiana"

[link to www.desmogblog.com]

And here's the Assumption Parish Police Jury Sinkhole Blog

[link to assumptionla.com]





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