Blown out well remains uncapped - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Blown out well remains uncapped

PAINCOURTVILLE, LA (WAFB) - The oil well that blew out in Assumption Parish early Wednesday morning remained uncapped Sunday.

Officials said preparations continue to make the well site safer for the working environment and the capping of the well, as plans for a controlled burn continue to be discussed.

Air monitoring continues 24 hours a day, and so far, there have been no readings outside the immediate one mile radius.

Highway 70 near Paincourtville between LA 1 and Highway 996 remain closed.

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