More drilling on Bayou Corne

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Posted: Sep 5, 2012 5:15 PM by Adrian Pittman
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 5:15 PM
Source: wbrz

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Topics: drilling, aquafer, gas bubbles, bayou corne, Triche canal

ASSUMPTION PARISH - More drilling in a different location will soon be underway in Assumption Parish.

This comes after more gas bubbles were found in the Triche Canal, which is near the first problem spot Bayou Corne.

The Department of Natural Resources plans to drill another well into an aquifer to see if gas could be building up inside of it.

Texas Brine LLC., is drilling an exploratory well to see if a salt cavern could be the reason behind a list of things including the bubbles and a massive sinkhole.

Parish officials aren't even sure if the aquifer and brine cavern are connected.

"It could be related, it could not. That's the question. We're trying to figure out if it's all one incident or not, it could be multiple incidents," says John Boudreaux.

Residents living nearby are just counting down the days when this all will be behind them.

"It's certainly not the news we wanted to hear," said resident Dennis Landry. "We were hoping by this time maybe the bubbling would be diminishing starting to disappear. Hearing we have more bubbles is not good news."

Drilling on the aquifer will begin a week from today, and Texas Brine will drill into the exploratory well later this week.

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