Official Statement: Methane accumulating 20 feet underground near community by giant Louisiana sinkhole — “Immediate actions… to protect public safety” mentioned (AUDIO)

Thursday, November 8, 2012
By Paul Martin

By ENENews
November 8th, 2012

Title: Office of Conservation Calls for Cooperative Effort in Methane Testing of Bayou Corne Structures
Source: Department of Natural Resources, Louisiana
Date: November 7, 2012
Emphasis Added

Conservation-ordered shallow well monitoring network detects natural gas pressure near community at 20-to-40-foot depth

Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh today announced that the Office of Conservation will be coordinating with the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in seeking permission from property owners to do additional monitoring of Bayou Corne community homes to test for the accumulation of methane believed to be connected to the failure of Texas Brine’s cavern.

[…] Welsh said the action is being taken in response to analysis and review of data provided by the network of 18 shallow monitoring wells the Office of Conservation instructed its contracted agent, Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, to install in and around the community. […]

That monitoring-well network has detected underground natural gas at low pressure in an area shallower than the primary aquifer […]

Welsh said that while the Office of Conservation will continue to take immediate actions as needed to protect public safety, the Office will also continue to hold Texas Brine LLC accountable […]

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