Monday, May 12, 2008

"Company at Sink Hole Accused of Pumping too Much Water"--Houston Chronicle

The saltwater disposal company nearly devoured by a giant sinkhole this week in Liberty County was injecting sometimes double the amount of saltwater into the ground that its state permit allowed.

But officials with the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates such permits, stressed Friday that the cause of the sinkhole in the small town of Daisetta has not been determined.

"We have no proven link between Deloach and the sinkhole," commission spokeswoman Ramona Nye said.