Mystery sinkhole to be checked for radioactivity

Posted on August 10, 2012


  • SHEILA V KUMAR,Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Officials say they will test a large sinkhole in Assumption Parish for signs of naturally occurring radiation.

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality said the slurry hole near Bayou Corne is near areas that have been used for oil and gas exploration. Low levels of radioactivity may be remaining from the work, though not at harmful levels, officials say.


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