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  • Air, second highway monitored after more bubbles appear in bayou Play Video

    February 25, 2014 9:31 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials say a new spot of bubbling water was discovered in Grand Bayou Monday. The site is on LA 69, a quarter mile north of the Gator Corner, and less than a mile from the sinkhole site. It is the 101st bubbling site in... more »
  • New bubbling site found in Grand Bayou

    February 24, 2014 4:19 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials said Monday that a new spot of bubbling water had been recently found in Grand Bayou. The police jury said on its website that the bubbling location is on LA 69 about a quarter mile north of the Gator Corner. Areas of... more »
  • More bubbling sites found near sinkhole Play Video

    January 22, 2013 5:47 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency officials released more information today about new bubbling sites spotted near a sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Surveyors found several sites in the last two days, bringing the total number of recorded bubbling sites in the parish up to 34. The police jury reported the... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Drilling to resume soon in Assumption bayou

    September 5, 2012 10:41 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Authorities in Assumption Parish said drilling could resume tonight on an exploration well near a large sinkhole in the parish. The parish police jury said Texas Brine was ahead of schedule resuming operations, after they had to halt drilling for almost a week during Hurricane Isaac.... more »
  • Drilling begins in Bayou Corne

    August 20, 2012 10:27 AM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH - Drilling could be underway as soon as today to get to the bottom of what caused a sinkhole and bubbles in the Assumption Parish bayous. Crews with Texas Brine will have to get into a 300-foot-thick caprock that sits on top of a salt dome which... more »
  • Texas Brine offering aid for evacuated residents Play Video

    August 16, 2012 6:05 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Texas Brine LLC announced that starting tomorrow they'll provide financial assistance to people who evacuated the Bayou Corne area because of a large sinkhole. The area grew by 50 ft. this morning, and swallowed a boat. Two men were rescued when a huge chunk of land... more »
  • Sinkhole swallows boat, workers rescued

    August 16, 2012 11:26 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency personnel rescued two workers who were cleaning up a portion of the Assumption Parish sinkhole when their boat was caught in it. The Assumption Parish Police Jury said the workers were on the southwest side of the sinkhole when 50 feet of land collapsed into... more »
  • State wants updated risk plan on nearby cavern

    August 14, 2012 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State agencies say they've asked the company owning a natural gas pipeline that was bent by an expanding sinkhole in Assumption Parish for an updated risk management plan on a nearby butane storage cavern. Crosstex Energy LP of Dallas owns a storage cavern 1,600 feet from the... more »
  • State orders Texas Brine to drill well Play Video

    August 9, 2012 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This afternoon state officials ordered Texas Brine Company to drill a well to a salt cavern in Assumption Parish as part of their efforts to see what caused a sinkhole and bubbles in the bayou. The Department of Natural Resources said Commissioner of Conservation Jim Welsh... more »
  • Natl. Guard reports sinkhole grew overnight

    August 9, 2012 3:08 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Authorities in Assumption Parish reported that the slurry area near Bayou Corne grew overnight. The National Guard took infared readings by helicopter overnight, and observed the sinkhole grew by 10 to 20 feet from north to south. Earlier today authorities said they were taking readings... more »
  • Officials say diesel found in liquefied swampland

    August 6, 2012 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say preliminary slurry water samples pulled from the acre of swampland that liquefied into muck over the weekend indicate the presence of small amounts of diesel hydrocarbons. The pond of muck, located in Assumption Parish, first appeared Friday night and grew quickly, bending a 36-inch... more »
  • Scientists to examine sinkhole

    August 6, 2012 10:14 AM

    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... more »
  • "Sinkhole" now "slurry area" in bayou

    August 3, 2012 1:18 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Parish officials are now calling what they initially said was a "sinkhole" a "slurry area" near bubbling bayous in Assumption Parish. According to a press people in Bayou Corne reported a strong diesel smell this morning. Shortly after that authorities identified a "slurry area" where several... more »

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