Multiple government agencies looking into 'gas bubbles' in Assumption Parish
POSTED: Monday, July 16, 2012 - 6:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 16, 2012 - 6:34pm
Bayou Corne, La (NBC33) — Though there is still no word on where methane gas bubbles are coming from in Assumption Parish, the United States Geological Survey says they've installed devices to help figure it out.
The bubbles have been showing up in the Bayou Corne area for almost two months; some in the area have said they've felt tremors.
So, the USGS installed devices that will help them pinpoint where the tremors are coming from. The devices will collect readings for at least the next four months.
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says they're also in the area, and they say there's no concern of anything igniting.
“Assumption Parish has asked DEQ to come down there to collect data and to do a hazard assessment,” stated Chris Piehler with Louisiana DEQ. “So far, we have found no reason for anyone to be concerned about any threats, hazards or pollution.”
A second community meeting was held on the gas bubbles issue just last week in Bayou Corne.