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Gas leak cleanup in Iberville Parish

The Iberville Sheriff's Department, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality(DEQ), and Louisiana State Police(LSP) all responded to the call.  (Source: Andrew Nomura, WAFB) The Iberville Sheriff's Department, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality(DEQ), and Louisiana State Police(LSP) all responded to the call. (Source: Andrew Nomura, WAFB)
Stassi said a small seal around the well failed, causing the leak Friday evening.  (Source: Andrew Nomura, WAFB) Stassi said a small seal around the well failed, causing the leak Friday evening. (Source: Andrew Nomura, WAFB)
IBERVILLE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Saturday morning, Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi was back at the site of a natural gas leak that came from a well, owned by Dynamic Expiration. The company was out cleaning up. Stassi said a small seal around the well failed, causing the leak Friday evening.

"This well had been shut in for some repairs and that developed a pressure in the well," said Stassi.

The Iberville Sheriff's Department, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality(DEQ), and Louisiana State Police(LSP) all responded to the call.

Stassi said experts pumped salt water into the well to get the leak under control.

"The salt water maintained pressure in the well to keep both the oil and gas from getting to the surface," said Stassi.

The incident also put a hold on traffic, as deputies were out turning dozens of people away until around 11pm. The Sheriff said the safety concerns were too great for them to allow people to drive through on HWY 75.

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