Scientists Worried: Fears methane “could be continually fed” from below giant sinkhole

Title: Reluctant to leave home
Source: The Advocate
Author:  David J. Mitchell
Date: May 06, 2013

[…] Scientists have worried since last fall that this deep reservoir of gas could eventually move up closer to the surface, pass through the foundations of homes or accumulate under enclosed crawl spaces in homes, posing an invisible risk for explosions in the community […]

“The deep gas displacing the shallow swamp gas, appears to be occurring,” Gary Hecox, a CB&I hydrogeologist working on the sinkhole for the Louisiana Office of Conservation, told residents in a meeting last week. […]

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