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Still shot from Bubbling Site #29 video by Assumption Parish Police Jury


This is the eighth article in this series about the Bayou Corne sinkhole.

BACKGROUND: In Spring of 2012, Louisiana's Corne and Grand Bayou residents noticed strange bubbling in the bayou for many weeks, 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 resulted from the failure of Texas Brine Company's abandoned underground brine cavern. The Department of Natural Resources issued a Declaration of Emergency on Aug. 6, and 150 families were evacuated. 

For maps, diagrams and additional information, please see the seven previous articles in this series:

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

3. Mysterious Bayou Sinkhole Continues to Cave In: Radiation, Hydrocarbons Detected (Sept. 29, 2012) at click here

2. Dangerous Levels of Radium at Corne Bayou Sinkhole (Aug. 26, 2012)  at click here

1. Does Sudden Sinkhole Portend a Nuclear-sized Explosion? (Aug. 17, 2012) at click here


NAPOLEONVILLE, LA: At 2:45 pm Central Time, Jan. 22, 2013,  The Assumption Parish Police Jury released a video of a newly discovered,  vigorously bubbling site near the gigantic sinkhole in Bayou Corne. 

The sinkhole has been out of control since it appeared on August 3rd, 2012, and is now about 4 times its original size, which was about that of 3 football fields. The impacted area is currently approximately 12 acres.

The Assumption Parish Police Jury calls bubbling Site #29 "very significant."  The 27-second video of bubbling site #29 is below:


Environmental Scientist Wilma Subra, of the Subra Company, was kind enough to make time to answer my questions about this today.

MAB - Ms. Subra, can you explain briefly what is  going on with this new bubbling site, and  why it is significant, and what might we expect?

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Meryl. thanks for another well-written and informa... by Nancy Mulvihill on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 8:15:55 PM
It is amazing to me that this isn't front page new... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 12:24:09 AM
prior to the first appearance of the first sink ho... by Kim Cassidy on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 8:31:54 PM
I'll edit this, Kim, thanks for the "catch", and s... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 12:15:41 AM
let me know what you think, ok? thanks!However, yo... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 12:22:17 AM
That the cover-up wasn't as blatant and long-runni... by Kim Cassidy on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 2:56:45 AM
some of the earlier articles have more info too, e... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 3:16:01 AM
yet to come of this amazing phenomenon. A number l... by Daniel Geery on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 12:18:12 PM
and yep, it gets interesting-er and interesting-er... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 3:43:24 PM
Perhaps if they re-name the sinkhole? Maybe if the... by Tsara Shelton on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 9:43:08 AM
Obviously the State of Ohio is taking notice. I r... by Gail Harrison on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 3:31:18 PM
That's good to know... I believe this is fast beco... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 6:19:48 PM
And you are right, if a celebrity were to get behi... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 8:52:07 PM
Your idea of giving it a name, or affiliating it w... by Kim Cassidy on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 3:21:34 AM
At what point do people say "Enough already. ... by Scott Baker on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 4:24:10 PM
maybe the feds are taking a cue from Jindal, who a... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 6:21:38 PM
A number of years back, I got a haircut from a bar... by Allan Wayne on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 5:09:41 PM
Thanks for sharing ...I hadn't heard of those even... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 6:23:21 PM
recognize the sinkhole disaster in Bayou Corne, LA... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 1:53:34 AM
But the message is that it is no longer available.... by Kim Cassidy on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 3:28:30 AM
when you get to the home page, if you just search ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 10:18:29 AM
combination of unwise human activity (i.e. in this... by Bayard Waterbury on Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 11:22:48 AM