The Bayou Corne Sinkhole
(CheyCheyKenzie) The sinkhole in Bayou Corne, LA is NOT just a hole in the ground! This is a toxic, man made disaster, that has affected many lives, and has the potential to affect many more. We, the people of the area, do not feel that the state government is doing a sufficient job of cleaning this mess up. Please sign our petition to take this out of the state’s hands, and hopefully get this resolved. People need to move on with their lives here, and we currently cannot do that. We are stuck in sinkhole limbo! Not to mention the cumulative effect of being around these chemicals for an extended period of time.
From the petition:
More than 52,000 gallons of crude oil has leaked out, and people have reported suffering symptoms related to crude exposure. Deadly H2S gas has been found, and there is approx 100 mil cubic ft of methane underground that is bubbling up all over the surrounding swamps, and bayous. Home methane monitors have been recommended. There is a 3 mil cubic yd void somewhere underground that has not been located. That’s equal to an 80 acre sinkhole 40 ft deep, or 100 football fields 40 ft deep. 150 homes/350 people have been evacuated from their homes since early August 2012. There is no light at the end of the tunnel for when they can return home, or have any kind of closure from this nightmare. This is not just a hole in the ground, and requires more resources than the state has at their disposal.