Bayou Corne http://wwno.org en VIDEO: Assumption Parish Sinkhole Swallows Trees http://wwno.org/post/video-assumption-parish-sinkhole-swallows-trees <p>The Assumption Parish sinkhole, a massive opening in the earth that is believed to be the result of a collapsed salt dome used by petrochemical services company Texas Brine, underwent a sudden growth spurt around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.</p><p>Parish officials were on hand to witness a process called a "slough-in," where the edge of the sinkhole collapses into the hole. Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness director John Boudreaux took this video:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhesBaRCME&amp;feature=share&amp;list=UURi6D8S8okOdYsJ-39YOvJw</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:58:46 +0000 Jason Saul 42304 at http://wwno.org Brockovich Takes On Sinkhole Case http://wwno.org/post/brockovich-takes-sinkhole-case <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Environmental activist Erin Brockovich says Assumption Parish residents whose homes are threatened by a huge sinkhole should sue the owners of a failed salt dome cavern believed to have caused the sinkhole.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:02:16 +0000 The Associated Press 30945 at http://wwno.org Legislature to Consider Bayou Corne Buy Out, Saltdome Regulation http://wwno.org/post/lege-consider-bayou-corne-buy-out-saltdome-regulation <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201302/IMG_0560.JPG" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been 200 days since a sinkhole forced residents of Bayou </span>Corne<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to evacuate their homes.&#160;</span><div>Homeowners are fed up. Some testified at a Joint Committee meeting Tuesday at the Capitol. Some are calling for Texas Brine<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;–</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;the company responsible for the failed salt-mining cavern that </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">allegedly</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> caused the sinkhole</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;–&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to buy out their properties.</span></div><div>&#160;</div><div><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/02/021913_Sinkhole_Meeting1_KCWrap.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State lawmakers have an eye on legislation aiming to amend constituents' problems and assure </span>Louisianians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> won't meet the same situation in the future.</span></div><div> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:19:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 29582 at http://wwno.org Texas Brine, State Agree on Plan to Assess Sinkhole http://wwno.org/post/texas-brine-state-agree-plan-assess-sinkhole <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Louisiana Office of Conservation has modified orders requiring Texas Brine Co. LLC to assess the status of sediments under an 8.5-acre sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish, prompting the company to withdraw a lawsuit filed last month against the state.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:58:49 +0000 The Associated Press 27088 at http://wwno.org Texas Brine blames tremors for cavern failure http://wwno.org/post/texas-brine-blames-tremors-cavern-failure <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Officials say tremors recorded in Assumption Parish since late May could be why a brine cavern encased within the Napoleonville salt dome failed and caused a massive sinkhole.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:03:40 +0000 The Associated Press 20745 at http://wwno.org Exploratory well into sinkhole almost complete http://wwno.org/post/exploratory-well-sinkhole-almost-complete <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Officials say they are one step closer to figuring out the cause behind the massive sinkhole that has been plaguing Assumption Parish for over a month.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:19:24 +0000 The Associated Press 20402 at http://wwno.org Meeting scheduled about Assumption sinkhole http://wwno.org/post/meeting-scheduled-about-assumption-sinkhole <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Residents will hold an emergency town-hall meeting to encourage state and local officials to provide more information about the sinkhole in Assumption Parish.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">John Achee Jr., a community activist, said the meeting will be held Thursday at the St. Joseph the Worker Church parish hall in Pierre Part.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:01:37 +0000 The Associated Press 20245 at http://wwno.org Wells planned to learn more about sinkhole http://wwno.org/post/wells-planned-learn-more-about-sinkhole <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Officials say drilling on two wells is expected to begin over the next week near the Assumption Parish community of Bayou Corne to learn more about the sinkhole that emerged there last month.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:59:28 +0000 The Associated Press 20035 at http://wwno.org Isaac has little impact on Bayou Corne sinkhole http://wwno.org/post/isaac-has-little-impact-bayou-corne-sinkhole <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Despite the tropical storm force winds and rains heavy enough to force a mandatory evacuation of all residents in Assumption Parish, officials say Hurricane Isaac had no impact on a sinkhole near Bayou Corne.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:06:05 +0000 SHEILA V KUMAR | The Associated Press 19473 at http://wwno.org Crosstex moving pipeline near huge sinkhole http://wwno.org/post/crosstex-moving-pipeline-near-huge-sinkhole <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Crosstex Energy LP of Dallas will reroute its 36-inch natural gas pipeline away from a sinkhole in south Louisiana.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The company tells The Advocate that the project will cost $20 million to $25 million and take about a year.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:18:52 +0000 The Associated Press 19262 at http://wwno.org