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Published on Feb 25, 2014

Note: This bubble site is NOT 5 miles away from the sinkhole or Bayou Corne as is being falsely reported on other sites, but approx 3/4 mile. Google Earth Gator Gold Casino in Belle Rose, La. for full view.

Also, please read Assumption Parish updates after video footage.

Ongoing updates on the Facebook page:

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Residents who remain near Bayou Corne sinkhole say they’re losing faith

Posted: Feb 27, 2014 5:13 PM CST Updated: Feb 27, 2014 5:13 PM CST

 

BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) –

The people of Bayou Corne can’t seem to catch a break. Just when they thought activity around the 27 acre sinkhole had gone quiet, bubbles started popping up closer to their homes.

People who live there say they are losing faith.

“There’s probably less than 20 percent who are here,” John Boudreaux, Director for the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, said. “Most of the residents have moved out.”

There are still signs of life on Bayou Corne, but the backdrop to this small community has changed drastically. Well-landscaped yards are covered by overgrown-grass and neglected shrubs. The water along this popular sportsman’s paradise sits still.

Dead tumbleweed now marks the entrance of Herman Charlet’s house. He’s all but given up.

 

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New bubbling site found near giant sinkhole

Posted: Feb 25, 2014 3:38 AM CST Updated: Feb 25, 2014 7:00 AM CST

Source: Assumption Parish OEP Source: Assumption Parish OEP
GRAND BAYOU, LA (WAFB) – Officials said a new bubbling site has been discovered near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana.

According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, bubbles were spotted on Grand Bayou, which runs along LA 69 in Assumption Parish.

Officials said the new bubbling site is “about a quarter-mile north of the Gator Corner.”

Texas Brine officials said they are working with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to investigate the cause of the bubbles and develop a path moving forward.

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History of the Sinkhole

The sinkhole opened up in August 2012 and was roughly 1/24 of the size it is now. The sinkhole formed when an underground salt cavern collapsed.

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The Assumption Parish, LA sinkhole continues to grow. The ground opened up on August 3, 2012 and residents were evacuated from their homes. Click here to see the photos from August 2012 until now.More >>

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Scientists: New Bubbles at Louisiana Sinkhole Site Could Signal Blast Risk

February 27, 2014

Authorities say state and parish agencies are testing to see whether newly discovered gas bubbles northeast of the Bayou Corne, La.-area sinkhole are tied to the swampland hole.

The Advocate reports the state Office of Conservation and contractor CB&I have taken samples of the gas bubbles to determine their source, though officials acknowledge the bubbles likely are connected to the sinkhole.

The new bubble site in Grand Bayou is about one-third of a mile north of La. 70 and La. 69, parish officials said. Most bubble sites tied to the sinkhole have been discovered in the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou waterways and elsewhere farther to the west and south.

Previous sinkhole-related testing below Grand Bayou shows a 1- to 2-foot-thick gas layer exists in shallow sands under the new bubble site, said Patrick Courreges, spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources.

 

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