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Meeting scheduled about Assumption sinkhole

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Posted: Sep 18, 2012 8:54 AM
Updated: Sep 18, 2012 8:54 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: meeting, assumption, parish, sinkhole, bayou corne, community, wbrz, louisiana

BAYOU CORNE- Residents will hold an emergency town-hall meeting to encourage state and local officials to provide more information about the sinkhole in Assumption Parish.

John Achee Jr., a community activist, said the meeting will be held Thursday at the St. Joseph the Worker Church parish hall in Pierre Part.

Achee said residents called the meeting because of a lack of information from emergency officials and Texas Brine Co., which owns the property where the sinkhole was found.

The Department of Natural Resources ordered Texas Brine, which owns a salt cavern suspected to be the cause of the sinkhole, to drill an investigatory well to see what is happening in the cavern hollowed out from the Napoleonville Dome.

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