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The incredible expanding Louisiana Bayou Corne sinkhole

Written by  // Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:57 //

sinkhole2The sinkhole at Bayou Cornein Louisiana  is not getting smaller.

 

 In fact, this enviornmental eyesore, now approaching its fifth month of existance is getting larger, uglier and yes, more incredible. Below are photos and descriptions published today by Louisiana Envionmental Action Network (LEAN):   

Photographs from a flyover today, December 21, 2012, show the Bayou Corne Sinkhole is continuing to expand. The sinkhole is currently estimated to be approximately 8.5 acres in size.

 

 

SEE ALL BAYOU CORNE SINKHOLE PHOTOS HERE

Flights Courtesy of Southwings Special Thanks to Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Dean Wilson for the latest photographs

 

Three days after it formed on Aug. 3, 2012, the sinkhole was a smaller slurry area approximately 372 feet wide.

 

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Flights Courtesy of Southwings Special Thanks to Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Dean Wilson for the latest photographs

Bayou Corne Sinkhole Aug. 6, 2012

Two months after it first formed, the sinkhole had expanded to several acres in size and had become a potential source of oil and brine contamination for the surrounding environment.

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Bayou Corne Sinkhole Oct. 11, 2012

December 21, 2012, Almost 5 months after it first formed. The sinkhole has expanded some more and a sheen of crude oil can still be seen on it's surface. A large area of natural gas bubbles can also be seen at it's center.


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 Bayou Corne Sinkhole Dec. 21, 2012

Look at these three photos in expanded mode

LOUISIANA GOVERNOR JINDAL, BAYOU CORNE SINKHOLE AND SANTA

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