10:35 a.m. Update from Assumption Parish Officials

The Vertical Seismic Profile Data that has been provided to us by Texas Brine shows that Oxy Geismar Cavern #1 is closer to the outer wall of the Napoleonville Salt Dome than recently anticipated. Although Oxy Geismar Cavern #1 was previously thought to have no issues, this recent development does cause concern for Assumption Parish Officials. Oxy Geismar Cavern #1 is located 900’ to the northeast of Oxy Geismar Cavern #3 (which is the failed cavern) and is estimated to be 950’ from Highway 70 to  the outer wall of the Napoleonville Salt Dome .

Although the upcoming 3D Seismic Survey may provide more information on the western flank of the Napoleonville Salt Dome, we have asked Texas Brine and DNR officials to provide information at an upcoming community meeting to be held at the Assumption Parish Community Center on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Assumption parish officials will meet with Governor Bobby Jindal on Monday to address this ongoing situation in Bayou Corne and to request continuous support from all involved state agencies.

In the meantime, we would ask anyone wanting additional information to stop by Texas Brine’s Public Relations Office or the Assumption Parish Mobile Command Post at Sportsman’s Landing in Bayou Corne.