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There have been several tests on air and water in the area, most of which are still awaiting results. There have been reports of contaminated industrial water wells but drinking water contamination is still unconfirmed. There are also concerns of toxic chemicals in the air as well. Earlier surveys reported no VOC's (Volatile Organic Compound - specifically from diesel) in off-site air. Unfortunately, elevated VOC readings have been found on Sportsman Drive on Oct. 7 and analysis of the air is pending. For those in the area who would like the DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) to monitor nearby air quality, call 225-219-3015.
Originally posted by AuntB
Thanks for the links Lurks & Tanda. the maps only show 17 bubbling sites but reports are up to 28 I am curious as to how far this has spread. It will be interesting to hear if there is activity in Cajunboy's bayou. I also wonder how far out they are testing air quality.
Assumption Parish Police Jury Meeting October 24, 2012
Assumption Parish Police Jury Meeting November 14, 2012
Originally posted by happykat39
reply to post by CajunBoy
I have very little respect for the Examiner. It is little better than bird cage liner in it's print form.
With that said and after reading both the article and the comments after it I think a bunch of so called journalists are just going with their well known motto "If It Bleeds It Leads". There is some serious reporting and some of that is even reflected in the Examiner article but as far as I am concerned the Examiner is not a source I would rely on for anything other than celebrity trash news and overblown sensationalism.
Originally posted by AuntB
Interesting peoples take on the Examiner. I had never used it as a new resource, nor have ever read it until the sinkhole. They seem to be the only news source that covers the situation in the bayou daily. Some of the local stations do have news but it is not a frequent as the Examiner.
I do believe the sinkhole etc.. is a local and state issue. I didn't sign the on-line petition because if I lived in Assumption that last thing I would want is for the feds to take over. I feel that the sheriff in the area will see to it that the people are protected. I have liked Jindal in the past, yet he seems to be absent in this. He maybe getting daily briefings but I don't recall seeing him visit the site, nor the citizens that have been displaced because of this. I feel when you are governor you should be tuned into your state and citizens and not a political presidential candidate. I will step off my soapbox now.
If you go to the last report in the air section at the bottom of the page labeled 10/03/2012 MAML Data - it shows a high acetone level. Now these tests are in parts per billion this maybe causing the irritation. Health Effects of Acetone This effects sheet is in ppm so I know they are not the same but.... the symptoms described happening are quite similar or it could be a coincident. I am not professing doom but long term exposure to toxins can build in the system. Correct?
Originally posted by lurksoften
reply to post by AuntB
ok found some Air Monitor reports