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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:14 AM by Adrian Pittman
Updated: Aug 6, 2012 10:14 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: bayou, corne, sinkhole, slurry area, texas brine, scientist, bubbling, assumption, parish

BAYOU CORNE - The company which owns land a massive sinkhole appeared on sent in experts today to see if they could connect it to bubbles that had been popping up in the nearby Assumption Parish bayous.

A mandatory evacuation is still in affect for people living near Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou after the massive sinkhole was discovered. Parish officials are monitoring the area on Texas Brine's 40-acre facility south of La. 70, and as of now it hasn't grown.

The Houston-based company is bringing in geologists and geo-mechanical experts today to begin examining an inactive salt mine cavern to see if it is the cause of the sinkhole and the mysterious natural gas bubbles recently found in the two bayous.

News 2's Adrian Pittman, will have more tonight at 5 and 6.

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