Sinkhole: Gas could not be controlled from well, mud and water pushed to surface — Workers plug with cement, dismantle drilling rig
"When this thing blows, it will decimate a 100 square mile area. it will be as barren as the moon,afterwards. ---Rod Remelim
Title: 11:00 a.m. Sunday Update
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: Sept 15, 2012
Drilling of the sonic rig that encountered gas at 90’ on Friday was stopped and plugged with cement and grout as they were unable to put in the water well due to the inability to control the gas pushing mud and water to the surface. DNR hired The Shaw Group engineers to redesign a well that can be placed for venting operations. The geo-probe rigs for observation continue to be placed at lower depths to check for the presence of gas. They’re currently working on the Dugas & LeBlanc property, north of LA-70 and two geo-probe wells have been placed on Triche property. DNR is currently looking for locations as well as willing individual property owners to place additional geo-probe observation wells.
The drilling rig is being dismantled and moved out today [...]