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  • Community health briefing tonight over sinkhole

    December 13, 2012 10:56 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Health and environmental officials scheduled a community briefing tonight to for Bayou Corne residents evacuated due to a sinkhole near their homes. DHH and DEQ, along with parish officials, said they will specifically address health concerns residents had previously brought up. They will not have information... more »
  • No new hydrogen sulfide problems at sinkhole site

    November 23, 2012 10:18 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Authorities report no new problems with poisonous hydrogen sulfide gas near a large sinkhole in Assumption Parish. A relief well near the sinkhole was shut down after hydrogen sulfide emissions were detected. However, the Shaw Group reports that no similar problems have been found in testing of... 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Abandoned well could be source of gas leak

    July 25, 2012 10:17 AM

    BELLE ROSE- An abandoned well may be the cause of a mysterious gas leak that's bubbling at the top of Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou, according to parish officials. The Department of Natural Resources is investigating an orphaned well 1,000 feet from the main bubbling area in the Bayou... more »
  • Search for source of bayou gas bubbles continues

    July 2, 2012 1:14 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Emergency officials watching gas bubble up in Assumption Parish bayous said there's still no risk of explosion, but the release continues. The Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said readings are being taken twice a day in Bayou Corne and other areas where residents... more »

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