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OpEdNews – Meryl Ann Butler – Dangerous Levels Of Radium At Corne Bayou Sinkhole – 27 August 2012

Bayou Corne Sinkhole Aug 21, 2012 by Assumption Parish OHSEP

Background: For many weeks, Louisiana’s Corne and Grand Bayou residents noticed strange bubblings in the bayou, and they reported smelling burnt diesel fuel and sulfur. Then suddenly a sinkhole the size of three football fields appeared on Aug. 3, swallowing scores of 100-foot tall cypress trees. The sinkhole is believed to have resulted from the failure of an abandoned underground brine cavern. The Department of Natural Resources issued a Declaration of Emergency on Aug. 6, and 150 families were evacuated. For maps and additional information, see article “Does Sudden Sinkhole Portend a Nuclear-sized Explosion?” at click here
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