Explosion monitor in Bayou Corne sinkhole area ‘goes off’

Explosion monitor in Bayou Corne sinkhole area ‘goes off’ by Deborah Dupre, AUGUST 9, 2012, Examiner
It was revealed Thursday that Department of Natural Resource and industry authorities have been hiding documents and data for over a year that shows Texas Brine’s storage cavern near the sinkhole has had failure problems for a year and is storing radioactive materials. The breached cavern where the sinkhole is located is 1500 feet from a butane-filled cavern. … “Even after the actual resource extraction is finished, we are still feeling the negative externalities of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana,” Louisiana Bucket Brigade said in a written statement emailed to the Examiner on Thursday. “This is unacceptable.  According to Bayou Corne resident Ashley Alleman, when they called the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) about the earthquakes, “Joseph Ball, the director of the Louisiana DNR Department of Injection and Mining, even suggested it was heavy trucks traveling down nearby Highway 70,”

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