Oily Sheen on Sinkhole

Oily Sheen on Sinkhole

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Caption: Oil sheen on the surface of the Bayou Corne sinkhole seen on land Texas Brine leases, where the salt dome they were mining collapsed. Thoughd Texas Brine has not officially taken responsibility for the sinkhole they have acknowledge there is a connection to the dome collapse and the natural gas escaping in the area.

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