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The slides from the presentation were later arranged into a video published on April 12 on rainbeaudais' YouTube channel.  (Watching in full screen and frequent pausing to read slides is recommended.)  It also includes a video showing strange water movement on the surface of the sinkhole, which was never seen by the public before the meeting:

UPDATE: On April 12, Texas Brine Company officials stated that new studies show that 97 percent of the 20-million-barrel subsurface cavity is now filled with rock and other underground material, according to The Advocate.

Sinkhole photo kindly provided by http://www.onwingsofcare.org/

Some of the information and diagrams in this article were taken from "The Bayou Corne Cavern Collapse, Technical Summary," by Gary R. Hecox,  Ph.D.,  PG, CB&I, March 18,  2013, Louisiana State Legislative Committee Hearing.

Additional information is available on the Bayou Corne Sinkhole Community page on Facebook.

Previous articles in this series:
13. Sinkhole Update: Explosive Gases Found in Adjacent Residences  (April 4, 2013) click here=164803&submit=Back

12. Bayou Sinkhole Update: Increased Seismic Activity, Access Ramp Caves In  (March 28, 2013) click here

11. Bayou Corne Sinkhole Swallows 25 More Trees (March 26, 2013) click here=164412&submit=Back

10. Over 90 "Micro" Earthquakes Overnight at the Bayou Corne Sinkhole (MAR. 13, 2013)  click here

9. Nightmare Sinkhole Out of Control,  Cave-ins Continue at Bayou Corne (Feb. 13, 2013) at click here

8. Just Released: Wildly Bubbling Gases Near Catastrophic Louisiana Sinkhole (Jan. 22, 2013) at click here

7. Gov. Jindal Ignores Sinkhole Disaster; Activists & Scientists Demand Assistance for Traumatized Residents (Jan. 20, 2013)  at click here

6. Sudden Seismic Activity in Louisiana Bayou: Sinkhole Burps, Pad Cracks, Police Copter Arrives UPDATED (Jan. 19, 2013) at  click here

5. Bayou Sinkhole Site Update: Flammable Tap Water (Nov. 2, 2012) at click here

4. Alarming Sinkhole Continues to Cave In: Seismic Activity, Odors, Health Symptoms Reported (Oct. 30, 2012) at click here

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