2:05 p.m. Afternoon Update

In response to emails and calls regarding the arrival of a second GOHSEP bus on-site… The original on-site bus experienced technological difficulties with its communications system; therefore, another GOHSEP bus is here to handle communications until the matter is resolved.

Also, the boat that was lost in this morning’s event was not an air boat. It was a Joe boat operated by cleanup contractors. The boat was not “sucked into” the sinkhole – when the tree that was tied to it collapsed, the boat was taken down. The cleanup workers were able to gather their monitoring equipment and transfer themselves and their equipment into an airboat also operated by cleanup contractors. Cleanup activity at the site remains suspended until further notice – drilling rig operations are still ongoing and moving forward.