Title: Officials: Salt dome cavern failed, disagree with seismic claim
Author: Joshua Auzenne
Date: Sept 25, 2012
“Scientists with Texas Brine have discovered large amounts of what they’re calling an unidentified material in the bottom of that [salt cavern]“
They said the company’s statement about, “some type of dense material has fallen to the bottom of the cavern,” confirms the failure, which is what officials said they suspected had happened.
A public meeting to give residents additional information is being coordinated. Once a meeting is set up, people will be notified.
Scientists with Texas Brine announced late Monday night they discovered large amounts of an unidentified material in the bottom of the abandoned salt dome in Assumption Parish.
While measuring the depth of the cavern, the tool bottomed out at around 4,000 feet, which is about 1,300 feet shallower than they believe the…
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