Officials: Sinkhole "burped" up plants, oil

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Posted: Nov 27, 2012 4:43 PM by Russell Jones
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: bayou corne, sinkhole, burp, assumption, parish

BAYOU CORNE - Texas Brine removed work crews from the Bayou Corne sinkhole after they said it "burped" earlier today.

According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, gas, debris and oil bubbled up from below the sinkhole's surface around 11:30 a.m.

They said several trees from a corner of the sinkhole's perimeter also fell in from the event, but Texas Brine said most of the debris came from below the sinkhole.

Parish emergency director John Boudreaux said USGS monitors also detected a four-minute seismic event that corresponded with the "burp".

Work crews left the sinkhole and began checking boom surrounding it to make sure everything is still intact.

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