Concerns over crops in Paincourtville

Damage from blownout well could be in the millions

Friday, October 15, 2010 - 3:48pm

PAINCOURTVILLE (WGMB) - In Assumption Parish - some sugar cane farmers are having a tough time harvesting their crop.

It's all because of the damage caused by a well blowout near Paincourtville. It happened back in August. Since then - hundreds of acres have been damaged. Now - in the heart of the harvesting season - some farmers are out hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A farmer from the area who says damage from the well could have some of his neighbors hurting for possibly the next ten years.

We tried to get a comment from Mantle Oil about compensating damages - they were unavailable.


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