Bayou Corne Incident 2012
Incident Summary and Timeline
June/July 2012 - Assumption Parish government officials, state government, and federal agencies join in an investigation of unexplanied bubbling in Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou
August 3, 2012 - Area of wooded swamp located in Bayou Corne began to subside and slurry and this activity led Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh to issue a Declaration of Emergency
At the same time, Assumption Parish declared a state of emergency and Governor Bobby Jindal in Proclamation 82 BJ 2012 declared a statewide emergency as a result of the threat of subsidence and subsurface instability that could threaten the lives and property of citizens of Louisiana.
ALL DNR Bayou Corne Updates can be found here.
ALL DNR News Releases can be found here.
ALL DNR Commissioner's Executive Orders and Directives can be found here.
ALL Public Briefings can be found here.
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NEW→April 22, 2013: 3D Reflection Seismic Results (Texas Brine) The Office of Conservation, in consultation with Assumption Parish Incident Command, is advising the public that Texas Brine has submitted a report detailing its consultant’s interpretation of the results of the 3D seismic survey of the Oxy Geismar 3/Bayou Corne area. The Office of Conservation, in its Jan. 14, 2013 directive to Texas Brine, required the company to conduct the 3D seismic survey and provide the results to Conservation and Assumption Parish Incident Command. The Office of Conservation and its contracted experts have begun review of the report and interpretation initially provided. Conservation staff considers the report, and the assertions of Texas Brine and its consultant on that report, to be preliminary only at this point, pending independent verification and analysis by Conservation’s consultants. Though that analysis and review has not yet been conducted, the Office of Conservation, in the interest of keeping the public informed, is providing the report, here -Seismic Results.
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