Natural gas detected closer to community near sinkhole than prev - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Natural gas detected closer to community near sinkhole than previously thought

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Boil order issued for subdivision in Cape Girardeau

    Boil order issued for subdivision in Cape Girardeau

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:11:15 GMT
    The Hillcrest Manor Subdivision off of Route K in Cape Girardeau, Mo. has no water currently. When the water does come back on, they will be on a boil water order until further notice.
    The Hillcrest Manor Subdivision off of Route K in Cape Girardeau, Mo. has no water currently. When the water does come back on, they will be on a boil water order until further notice.
  • Jury deliberating in ex-priest sex abuse case

    Jury deliberating in ex-priest sex abuse case

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:07:30 GMT
    A jury has gone into deliberations in the trial of a former Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing two teenage boys in Louisville in the 1970s.
    A jury has gone into deliberations in the trial of a former Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing two teenage boys in Louisville in the 1970s.
  • ComEd seeks rate hike to help pay for Smart Grid

    ComEd seeks rate hike to help pay for Smart Grid

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:03:39 GMT
    Commonwealth Edison wants another rate increase to help offset the costs of modernizing Illinois' electric grid.
    Commonwealth Edison wants another rate increase to help offset the costs of modernizing Illinois' electric grid.
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -

Louisiana officials will be asking property owners near a massive sinkhole for permission to do additional monitoring.

New data shows natural gas much closer to the Bayou Corne community of Assumption Parish than previously detected.

Officials said the additional testing is out of an abundance of caution.

Shallow-depth wells near the community are now indicating natural gas pressure 20 to 40 feet beneath the surface. That's much shallower than previously reported. It's still not really know what the natural gases relationship is with the bubbling in the bayou.

"The monitor is only a foot away from where the bubbling is. There's no explosive limit just a foot away from the bubbling. So as far as any distance from here, there's no concern for that to happen," said John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness.

Boudreaux says while levels are not high, the Department of Natural Resources will test levels at individual homes if residents ask. They can go to the command center in Bayou Corne and fill out a request form.

The next community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 at St. Joseph the Worker church in Pierre Part.

 

Click here for more information

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Also on KFVS12.comMore>>

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.