4:19 Afternoon Update

Parish officials and state agencies are meeting daily with companies that are directly involved in the mitigation of this situation. This afternoon’s meeting provided information regarding the cleanup of the sinkhole/slurry site. The contractors are monitoring the site, placed skimmers and other environmental equipment to remove diesel and other contaminants from the surface. Texas Brine advised that they are preparing the pad for the exploratory well and expect equipment starting to arrive in the latter part of the week. No significant changes were noted today. Monitoring of the bubbles continues and no changes were observed there as well. APSO deputies continue to patrol the mandatory evacuation area continuously to verify safety and security. **Reminder** If you have any questions regarding this situation they should be emailed to askgohsep@la.gov.