Posted: Dec 2, 2012 5:32 PM by Olivia LaBorde
Updated: Dec 2, 2012 7:46 PM
ASSUMPTION PARISH- The company blamed for the growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish faces hefty fines from the state.
"There needs to be more urgency to get things done. It's been quite some time since the event started. ," says John Bordreaux, Director of Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
Saturday, Conservation Commissioner John Walsh sent an order Texas Brine they need to speed up the recovery process, and put out an order finding the company $100,000.
"You can't put a price tag on your piece of mind. And peace of mind is what we've lost."
Says Bayou Corne resident Dennis Landry.
Most who live in the area affected by the sinkhole were evacuated months ago. Those who stayed behind say they're hoping the fine will make Texas Brine realize just how much the situation has disrupted their lives.
Texas Brine says their lawyers are going to look over the order on Monday, but the Walsh says the company need to pay the fine immediately.