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Explosion monitor in Bayou Corne sinkhole area ‘goes off’

Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou waters percolating with chemicals as residents told not to worry A community monitor went off in Assumption Parish’s Bayou Corne sinkhole area, now the size of a football field Thursday, reaching an explosive limit of 25.2%, reports WAFB. After a community monitor went off on Thursday, detecting an explosive limit of 25.2%, authorities say they are “suspicious of the alarm and are investigating for criminal mischief.” It was revealed Thursday that Department of Natural Resource and industry authorities have been hiding documents and data for over a year that shows Texas Brine’s storage cavern near the sinkhole has had failure problems for a year and is storing radioactive materials. The breached cavern where the sinkhole is located is 1500 feet from a butane-filled cavern.

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