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Company continues flaring natural gas at sinkhole site

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Source: Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security Source: Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security
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BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -

Texas Brine said it plans to continue flaring off natural gas Monday at the massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish.

The company added it will light a fourth well.

Officials are burning methane trapped in a water aquifer around the sinkhole.

Authorities said burning the gas could help stabilize the salt dome, which released natural gas and crude oil as it collapsed near Bayou Corne.

Three vent wells are already burning off gas.

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