Search for source of bayou gas bubbles continues

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Posted: Jul 2, 2012 1:14 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jul 2, 2012 1:14 PM
Source: Assumption Parish OHSEP

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NAPOLEONVILLE - Emergency officials watching gas bubble up in Assumption Parish bayous said there's still no risk of explosion, but the release continues.

The Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said readings are being taken twice a day in Bayou Corne and other areas where residents reported gas bubbles. Industrial companies working in the area are also running tests and coordinating with a local command post. They said not enough gas has been released to be an explosion risk.

The state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality are both trying to get to abandoned wells in the area to see if there are any potential leaks using infared monitoring.

Both the Terrebonne and Lafourche parish OHSEPs are also in the area providing support and additional data they collected.

People with information about gas bubbles should call the Assumption Parish OHSEP at (985) 369-7386. You can also see results from the monitoring posts and pictures of gas bubbling found in the bayou by visiting the parish website.

IMAGE: Assumption Parish Police Jury

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