Observation well enters brine cavern

ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Crews drilling the observation well near the Assumption Parish sinkhole have made entry into the abandoned brine cavern that could be the cause of the problems in the area.

A spokesperson from Texas Brine says no gas pressure or brine pressure was found at entry.

Scientists have begun diagnostic procedures to gather more information on the conditions inside the cavern.

Results are expected in the next 2-3 days. Drilling began on the observation well on August 18.

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