Permits discussed for seismic tests in area

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BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Texas energy company is asking Lincoln County to allow it to test for oil and natural gas.

Denbury Resources of Plano, Texas, is seeking permits for seismic testing to map sub-surface areas in Lincoln County.

The Daily Leader reports (http://bit.ly/1pZjwwk ) the board of supervisors took no action on the request.

Denbury hired Resource Acquisition Services to coordinate seismic testing.

Keith Carruth, permit agent for RAS, said seismic monitoring devices will be placed in a designated area that will be programmed to "listen" for vibrations that may indicate sub-level structures.

Carruth said the seismic testing is no danger to children or animals that may come into contact with monitors.

Denbury is offering landowners $5 per acre and will assume responsibility for any damage the company may cause to the property.

"We want to cause as little damage as possible during testing and we will take care of anything that happens," Carruth said.

Once the permits are granted to Denbury, the company said it will begin testing in the area around the first of October.

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Information from: The Daily Leader, http://www.dailyleader.com

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