Investigation into Bayou Corne bubbles continues

ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Authorities are still trying to figure out where natural gas bubbles are coming from in the Bayou Corne area.

An investigation by the Department of Natural Resources suggests the nearest salt cavern owned by Chevron is not to blame.

Daily readings indicate there is no danger to the public.

The US Geological Survey is expected Thursday to begin using portable seismic activity monitors.  They will also speak with residents that have experienced tremors.

A public meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sportsman's Landing.  Officials with the USGS, DNR, Department of Environmental Quality, State Police and Office of Public Health have been asked to attend the meeting to field questions from the public.

If you have any information on bubbling locations or an origin of the gas, call the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at 985-369-7386.

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