Posted: Oct 1, 2012 10:15 AM by Adrian Pittman
Updated: Oct 1, 2012 10:15 AM
BAYOU CORNE - Officials in Assumption Parish are waiting for test results pulled from a damaged Texas Brine cavern which could shed more light on what caused a massive sinkhole near Bayou Corne.
The tests should indicate what could have caused the cavern to fail. Texas Brine, which owns the land the sinkhole appeared on nearly two months ago, initially said the damaged appeared to have been caused by regional seismic actitivity. Parish officials dispute that, saying the company should have consulted with them at the state before making that conclusiong.
Today, additional air monitors will also be placed within the Bayou Corne community, which was evacuated after the sinkhole appeared. The local bayous had been bubbling from gas releases for months before the sinkhole appeared, and so far environmental monitors have not found anything detrimental in the local air.
News 2's Adrian Pittman will have an update on the sinkhole investigation's progress tonight on News 2 at 5 and 6.
IMAGE: Assumption Parish Police Jury