Revisiting the Advocate Exposè on the Napoleonville Salt Dome

16 01 2013


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Dome issues kept quiet

David J. Mitchell

August 13, 2012

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and Texas Brine Co. officials knew at least since January 2011 that one of the company’s salt dome caverns may have developed problems now suspected of possibly causing a large sinkhole and unexplained natural gas venting in northern Assumption Parish swamps.

For more than two months, as gas bubbles and tremors rattled the Bayou Corne community. DNR and other officials had asked for patience while pipelines, oil and gas wells and other salt caverns were tested.

The problems with the salt cavern were not disclosed to the public and some parish officials involved with the response effort. . . . (more)