The most recent bubbling site detected at Bayou Corne "sinkhole" disaster is the biggest percolating water area seen yet, according to officials. Office of Emergency Preparedness workers have referred to the new bubbling site the "mother of all bubbles."
Only 3,000 feet away from residences and camps, a new bubbling site has developed, according to officials.
"It's a little scary because now I know it's all around me," Bayou Corne resident Nick Romero said.
Romero reported seeing bubbles in his yard late last week, following a week of heavy rain and flooding.
A video showing the bubbling on the surface in a resident's yard was put on YouTube.
"It's (the geo probe) identified there's a gas zone down below my property here and it's near 25 to 35 foot down," Romero told WAFB.
The gas appears to be increasing at a greater rate than it can be vented, residents and officials say.
Texas Brine has obtained right-of-way agreements so that this week, it can begin building a new road for installing at least three more vent wells between Bayou Corne and the sinkhole, a company official said.