12:10 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Wednesday, Feb. 5 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates continued low levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3.

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

– Conducting ventilation system inspections


– Starting up pump test on ORW 38 (north of Sauce Piquante)

– Surveying settlement rods for ORW 38 (north of Sauce Piquante)

– Completing plugging operations on ORW 8 (near original west containment berm route)

– Beginning plugging operations on ORW 7 (near original west containment berm route)

– Drilling ORW 58 (south of La 70, west of Texas Brine facility)

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Hauling sand to continue construction of new south containment berm route