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Jindal sidesteps questions about sinkhole visit

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago March 06, 2013 Mar 6, 2013 Wednesday, March 06 2013 March 06, 2013 2:17 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal has dodged questions about whether he'll visit the site of a massive sinkhole that has swallowed nine acres of land in swampy Assumption Parish.

Residents displaced since August have criticized the governor for having never traveled to see the sinkhole or speak with the families.

Jindal said he gets constant updates from state agencies overseeing response efforts and has pledged to hold Houston-based Texas Brine accountable for the damage and to make sure people are compensated for their losses.

However, the governor wouldn't directly answer repeated questions about checking out the sinkhole in person.

Scientists say the sinkhole formed after the failure of an underground salt cavern operated by Texas Brine.

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