Testing continues at giant Louisiana sinkhole after H2S detected - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Testing continues at giant Louisiana sinkhole after Hydrogen Sulfide detected

ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

There are more developments concerning the giant Louisiana sinkhole in Assumption Parish and once again, the highly toxic gas Hydrogen Sulfide is involved.

Two weeks ago, Texas-Brine detected amounts of Hydrogen Sulfide in its deepest well. Now the company has reported to the Department of Natural Resources that it has detected amounts of the gas in one of its flow lines in the failed cavern that caused the sinkhole.

According to Assumption Parish Director of OEP John Boudreaux, officials from DNR and his office tested the company's flow line themselves for the gas Thursday but did not detect Hydrogen Sulfide.

The next step will be for OEP and DNR, along with Texas-Brine to test the flow line in the cavern again Friday to see if the gas is present.

The danger now is that if it is detected, the cavern cannot be plugged and the gas will have to be removed as it flows. "If it is present then they'll have to bring in scrubber units and put those devices in the line and scrub out the hydrogen sulfide as well as remove the hydrogen sulfide and dispose of it in the proper manner," said Boudreaux.

Officials will test the cavern for Hydrogen Sulfide Friday morning.

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Truancy policy not new for Calcasieu Parish

    Truancy policy not new for Calcasieu Parish

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-08-22 17:45:44 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Many parents were upset after reading a pink paper sent home by schools in Calcasieu Parish describing sanctions for parents in regards to students having unexcused school absences.

    More >>

    Many parents were upset after reading a pink paper sent home by schools in Calcasieu Parish describing sanctions for parents in regards to students having unexcused school absences.

    More >>
  • SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS: CPSO searching for ID theft suspect

    SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS: CPSO searching for ID theft suspect

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-08-22 17:15:18 GMT
    Suspect spotted at an ATM in Lake Charles.Suspect spotted at an ATM in Lake Charles.

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect wanted in connection to an identity theft incident in Lake Charles. 

    More >>

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect wanted in connection to an identity theft incident in Lake Charles. 

    More >>
  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-08-22 16:33:38 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly