Acadia geoscientists weigh in on Falmouth sinkhole story

Peir Pufahl  and Ian Spooner (Acadia University Earth and Environmental Science)  and Deanne van Rooyen (Cape Breton University - Adjunct Acadia E&ES) were all consulted on the sinkhole that destroyed a home in Falmouth Nova Scotia Sunday September 3rd.  The print and radio media was interested in learning about the geological conditions that might have led to the development of the sinkhole and the measures that might be taken to identify susceptible areas.

You can read I. Spooner’s and Bob Ryan’s (NS Dept of Natural Resources) comments on the following link:

P Pufahl’s and D. van Rooyen’s comments can be read at: 

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