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Assumption Parish Sheriffs Office


Press Release 16 - Gas Bubbles in the Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Areas - Saturday, August 11, 2012

Parish and State officials met with Texas Brine officials on Saturday morning. The 1984 Texas Brine permit requirements were discussed, which included provisions providing assistance to evacuees. Texas Brine officials committed and stated that they are willing to make a significant contribution to that effort. Parish is awaiting further details from Texas Brine officials.

Texas Brine has indicated that they have located a drilling rig and hope to have the rig mobilized on location by the end of next week.

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If anyone has information on bubbling locations or about a potential origin of the gas, please contact the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at (985) 369-7386.