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Texas Brine wants to stop paying Bayou Corne residents

2 years 3 months 6 days ago February 16, 2015 Feb 16, 2015 Monday, February 16 2015 February 16, 2015 10:34 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BAYOU CORNE - Texas Brine Co. is asking the Louisiana Office of Conservation to allow it to stop $875 evacuation assistance checks the company pays weekly to a few remaining residents and property owners in Bayou Corne.

The Houston-based company has been making the payments at a total cost of nearly $12 million since Aug. 17, 2012, two weeks after the sinkhole appeared near the Bayou Corne community in Assumption Parish and forced a mandatory evacuation order still largely in place.

Texas Brine attorney Troy Charpentier said the company recently made its case in a hearing before state Department of Natural Resources.

The Office of Conservation is currently evaluating the request and has 30 days from the Jan. 28 hearing to make a decision.

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