Bayou Corne Sinkhole
1:01 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Meeting scheduled about Assumption sinkhole

Residents will hold an emergency town-hall meeting to encourage state and local officials to provide more information about the sinkhole in Assumption Parish.

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.

Achee said residents called the meeting because of a lack of information from emergency officials and Texas Brine Co., which owns the property where the sinkhole was found.

The Advocate reports the Department of Natural Resources ordered Texas Brine, which owns a salt cavern suspected to be the cause of the sinkhole, to drill an investigatory well to see what is happening in the cavern hollowed out from the Napoleonville Dome.

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