76°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Wed
91°
76°
50%
Thu
95°
75°
10%
Fri
95°
75°
10%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

State asks for inspection of cavern near sinkhole

10 months ago August 13, 2014 Aug 13, 2014 Wednesday, August 13 2014 Wednesday, August 13, 2014 9:20:22 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ

BAYOU CORNE- State and parish leaders have asked Texas Brine to investigate the conditions inside a cavern near the salt brine operation that failed two years ago and caused the infamous sinkhole in Assumption Parish.

Equipment has recorded an increase in seismic activity that appears to be centered around the eastern wall of the failed cavern.

Scientists said the order is just a precaution, since the issue has not escalated.

The company said it will comply with the order.

Wednesday, a judge approved a settlement related to the sinkhole. It was worth nearly $50 million.
**********
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz

 

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days