Officials: High levels of ‘extremely dangerous gas’ reported near giant sinkhole — Newspaper removes ‘poisonous’ from headline
November 21st, 2012
Title: 4:35 p.m. Texas Brine Reports H2S at Sonic Well
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: Nov. 20, 2012
Texas Brine has reported high levels of H2S from their sonic vent well that is drilled into the cap rock. The well was shut in due to these levels. DNR’s contractor, The Shaw Group, is currently investigating. We are currently waiting on additional details from DNR.
Please be advised that H2S is an extremely dangerous gas. Unlike methane, it is heavier than air and collects at low to the ground levels. No community air monitors have detected H2S. Monitoring will continue as usual.
Title: Hydrogen sulfide gas found in sinkhole-area vent well