Texas Brine Co. http://wwno.org en La. Levies More Fines Against Texas Brine http://wwno.org/post/la-levies-more-fines-against-texas-brine <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 levied an additional $160,000 fine against Texas Brine Co. LLC.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Commissioner James Welsh says the fine levied Monday is for continued failure to comply with his directives for an 8-acre sinkhole and oil and methane releases in northern Assumption Parish.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:20:11 +0000 The Associated Press 25305 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 Texas Brine may be fined $5K a day for sinkhole http://wwno.org/post/texas-brine-may-be-fined-5k-day-sinkhole <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The company believed responsible for the massive sinkhole near Bayou Corne may have to pay a fine of up to $5,000 a day if it doesn't retroactively compensate evacuated residents.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:55:04 +0000 The Associated Press 18435 at http://wwno.org More gas bubbles detected in Grand Bayou area http://wwno.org/post/more-gas-bubbles-detected-grand-bayou-area <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Locals are reporting more gas bubbles in Grand Bayou.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Officials at the Assumption Parish Police Jury said Tuesday a small bubble site was discovered near a massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Residents have been reporting other gas bubbles and tremors in the area for months.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:54:28 +0000 The Associated Press 18298 at http://wwno.org State approves permit for sinkhole relief well http://wwno.org/post/state-approves-permit-sinkhole-relief-well <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The state Department of Natural Resources says is has approved a drilling permit for a relief well near a massive 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; ">DNR Secretary Stephen Chustz says Houston-based Texas Brine Co. will drill into a brine cavern the company owns in the Napoleonville salt dome.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:23:02 +0000 Sheila V Kumar | The Associated Press 17809 at http://wwno.org Texas Brine officials say 40 days for answers http://wwno.org/post/texas-brine-officials-say-40-days-answers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Officials at a Houston-based brine company told residents of a rural Louisiana town that it will be at least 40 days before they get definitive answers about an enormous sinkhole that opened up in Assumption Parish.</p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 16:01:17 +0000 Sheila V Kumar | The Associated Press 17686 at http://wwno.org