When the sinkhole expanded Sunday, the owners of three natural gas pipelines at the edge of the liquefied area were asked to flare off and depressurize their pipelines as a precaution. Louisiana Highway 70 was temporarily closed and Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency in Assumption Parish. At least 150 homes and several businesses were ordered to evacuate.Read more - and see a video at the Clarion Ledger.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Louisiana Sinkhole keeps growing
The sinkhole above a salt dome used to store brine keeps on growing. It gobbled up another 20 or so feet yesterday. Here's what AP had to say about it yesterday: