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a seismic drilling company did a 3-D survey this past spring; in wet areas (marsh- clay substrates) where after the charges were set and backfilled the some of the holes seemed to open back up.... What is causing this? what are the potential problems with this from an enviromental aspect?  Holes were 120' deep  bentonite was used to plug the hole. basicly what's going on here?


This is outside my area of expertise, except for a short geology course a long time ago. I would consult with a local geologist on this. If nothing else, try to talk to a professor of geology at a local college or university. Please do not approach the "Holes" too closely until you find out what is going on here. They may be larger underground than they appear from the top. Good Luck.


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