Mar 6, 2014 5:06 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Company releases statement after evacuees are allowed to return home

Black Creek Drilling has released a statement after residents are allowed to return to their homes.  40 Acadia Parish residents were evacuated from their home following a natural gas well blow-out on February 25, 2014.

Statement from Black Creek Drilling:

This afternoon, we received word that the well had been secured to a level that has provided for the return of the displaced residents to their homes, opening of the roads, and all other routines returning to normal.

· We regret the inconvenience related to this unfortunate, unforeseeable event and we will continue our communication with all interested parties related to any outstanding issues.

· We sincerely thank the specialists at Wild Well Control for their assistance and for the extraordinary performance and cooperation demonstrated by our local and state authorities.


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