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Packed house for Senate sinkhole meeting

3 years 7 months 4 days ago February 19, 2013 Feb 19, 2013 Tuesday, February 19 2013 February 19, 2013 9:27 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Spectators packed the Senate committee room at the state capitol this morning ahead of a scheduled committee meeting to discuss developments at the Assumption Parish sinkhole.

The state Senate's Natural Resources Committee scheduled two meetings, one today and another later in Assumption Parish, to get more information about steps being taken at the sinkhole.

Bayou Corne residents were ordered to evacuate when the sinkhole first appeared last summer. The committee was told this morning that was 200 days ago, and residents still can't return to their homes.

The massive sinkhole is believed to have been caused by a partial collapse of a brine cavern on land owned by Texas Brine LLC.

News 2's Mike Steele will have more details on what comes out at the meeting later this evening.

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