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January 15, 2013

Tex. Brine, state agree on plan to assess sinkhole



Office of Conservation officials said Monday they originally wanted Texas Brine to do the 3-D work, but the company estimated it would take two years to get results and it was concerned about landowner access. Since the December order, Texas Brine has changed its estimate of the time needed to do the 3-D seismic survey, saying it could be finished by April.

Texas Brine now has until April 21 to complete the survey and turn over the data to the Office of Conservation.

"Texas Brine has indicated it can meet this shorter timeline by using 3-D seismic imaging," Welsh said in the statement, "and we hope this is a sign that the company is finally beginning to respond with the sense of urgency required in responding to this ongoing situation."

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