- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

EUNICE, La. (AP) - An Acadia Parish natural gas well that blew out last week has been capped.

Louisiana State Police Troopoer Stephen Hammons says Texas-based Wild Well Control capped the well just before noon Thursday, ending an evacuation that had kept about 12 families out of their homes since Feb. 25.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1dxk9oN ) residents were allowed to return to the 1.5-mile area Thursday afternoon, accompanied by state Department of Environmental Quality staff who were testing the air in the homes to make sure it was safe.

Troopers say employees with Black Creek Drilling were drilling a natural gas well when they lost pressure, creating the blowout. It happened about 6 p.m. Feb. 25 on La. 13 just south of the Acadia Power Station.

No injuries were reported.


Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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