Issues continue to pile on crews working on the growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish.
Texas Brine, the company that owns a failed salt cavern blamed for the sinkhole says it will comply with new orders.
Texas Brine continues clean up Monday, but is limited to skimming as boats will not be allowed in the sinkhole due to the activity of removing hydrocarbons from the cavern. This is for the safety of workers as the removal of the hydrocarbons may cause pressure changes that could affect the sinkhole.
The current size of the sinkhole is just under four acres.
State officials are ordering further testing along with monitoring and removal of natural gas trapped underground.
Residents are still evacuated; they left their homes in early August.
Below is a summary of the directives that Texas Brine was ordered to perform in DNR's Third Amendment to the Declaration of Emergency & Directives (issued on 10/11/2012).
On or before Tuesday, October 16, 2012:
On or before Friday, October 19, 2012:
On or before Thursday, October 25, 2012:
On or before Tuesday, November 13, 2012:
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