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  • State orders Texas Brine to take further sinkhole steps

    November 12, 2012 6:41 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - State conservation officials issued a series of orders today for Texas Brine to follow as they continue to clean up a sinkhole which formed on their property in Assumption Parish. State Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh ordered the company to install a network of observation and... more »
  • State bills Texas Brine $3.5M for sinkhole costs

    November 9, 2012 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has sent a $3.5 million bill to the Texas company it blames for a massive sinkhole that has swallowed more than 5 acres of land in Assumption Parish and contaminated an aquifer. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell sent a letter this week to lawyers for Texas... more »
  • Tremor reported at Bayou Corne sinkhole

    October 25, 2012 1:46 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Authorities in Assumption Parish reported seismic activity happened this week near the large sinkhole on property owned by Texas Brine. The parish police jury said U. S. Geological Survey monitors recorded a sharp tremor around 9:06 p.m. Tuesday night near one of the company's caverns. ... more »
  • At sinkhole: natural gas found in ground water

    October 11, 2012 9:59 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- A ground water aquifer shows the presence of natural gas and is being linked to a failed salt brine cavern in Assumption Parish. Thursday night, state leaders put the pressure on Texas Brine to fix a mess they say the company caused. The company must "undertake any... more »
  • Parish to hold sinkhole update tonight Play Video

    September 25, 2012 1:52 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Parish authorities scheduled a briefing tonight to update people in the Bayou Corne community about recent developments concerning a large sinkhole which prompted an evacuation. The meeting is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the unified command post at the Sportsman's Landing in Bayou Corne. Last... more »
  • Cavern damaged, now crews have to figure out what happened

    September 25, 2012 12:18 AM

    BAYOU CORNE- Scientists discovered a salt brine cavern, deep under Assumption Parish, has been damaged. Seismic activity in the area is blamed. "The cavern damage was caused by an external source," a spokesperson for Texas Brine said in a news release late Monday. Texas Brine operated a brine... more »
  • Officials say brine cavern successfully breached

    September 24, 2012 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say an abandoned brine cavern in the Napoleonville salt dome has been successfully breached. State Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh said Monday the investigatory well entered the cavern Saturday evening. Officials say they hope samples taken from inside the cavern will shed some light on the... more »
  • Cavern described Play Video

    August 4, 2012 1:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A representative for Texas Brine described what's under Bayou Corne as a vase, where brine - a mixture of water and salt- is extracted from salt domes and used in various compounds. Under Bayou Corne, a cavern was created in a salt dome- nearly a mile under... more »
  • 14 seek treatment because of La. blowout

    August 17, 2010 8:55 AM

    State health officials say at least 14 people have seen a doctor for minor health issues because of a well spewing oil, gas, brine and other material in Paincourtville. A state Department of Health and Hospitals spokeswoman says the symptoms included irritated eyes and throat, nausea and dizziness. more »

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