24 acre sinkhole ‘burps’ again; officials say there’s no threat to the community
POSTED: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 2:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 4:57pm
BAYOU CORNE, LA (NBC33) — The 24 acre sinkhole in Bayou Corne has “burped” again. However, the nearby community should not be concerned at this time.
Officials say the latest surfacing of gas happened overnight beginning on Wednesday, July 17. They released the following statement about the incident.
“Earlier, a report was made to our office about an incident at the Dow Chemical Facility in Grand Bayou. Below are he findings (from the facility) specific to this report:
“There is a hanging string failure to Dow 3A; however, there are no issues to the packer sleeve or the casing. The cavern is shut in and all of the safety devices did work properly and the product was sent to the flare. Afterwards, the cavern was completely shut in.
“They are currently performing an interface log to check the product location, to develop the plan for the work over of the well. All lines are shut in and no product is being moved at this time until the log is complete and a plan is developed.
“No risk to the public has been identified and DNR is continuing to investigate this report.”