Workers Called Off The Sinkhole Site

As Louisiana’s state of emergency nears seven months, on Wednesday, the state’s Department of Natural Resources  Office of Conservation began advising Assumption Parish officials and the public in the Bayou Corne area that the contracted CB&I and Itasca Group analysis of ongoing seismic monitoring has detected what once again appears to be an uptick in underground fluid movement below the sinkhole.

Tick, Tick, Tick Toward New National Sacrifice Zone

The undergound “fluid” appears to be moving in the vicinity of Texas Brine LLC’s failed Oxy 3 cavern over the past 36 hours, according to officials.

The advisement was publicly issued and then relayed at 1:15 P.M. Wednesday by Assumption Parish officials.

“As noted in earlier similar events, the fluid movement appears to be linked to observations of trees falling into the sinkhole, release of trapped debris from the sinkhole bottom and increased odor from hydrocarbons released to surface,” the state advised, according to the Assumption Parish post on its blog.

Tuesday, quakes, or “underground tremors” as officials call the mini-quakes at the disaster site, resulted in workers called off of the collapsing salt dome “sinkhole” job site

Along with the “tremors” Tuesday, small bubbling spots re-emerged in the salt dome “sinkhole” that prompted a State of Emergency declaration almost seven months ago.

Methane typically moves ahead of crude oil.

There are are over 40 reported methane bubbling sites in the area, in local bayous and swamps, where the dangerous gas  percolates and threatens to ignite and explode…


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