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Louisiana Sinkhole Expands Again

The sinkhole near Bayou Corne in Louisiana sucked down another patch of earth as Texas Brine Co. released pressure again from its failed salt dome cavern near the 29-acre swampland sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Officials say the edge collapse, or …

Louisiana Sinkhole Swallows More Trees, Burps Gas

Officials say the 29-acre sinkhole in Louisiana’s Assumption Parish swallowed six cypress trees on March 26 and had its first deep burp of gas and fluid since late August. The Advocate reports the event comes nearly two weeks after lead …

Expert: Louisiana Sinkhole Still Growing but Shows Signs of Stabilizing

A leading scientist studying the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole in Louisiana that emerged in an Assumption Parish swamp 18 months ago says the hole has shown signs of stabilizing. The Advocate reports a CB&I hydrogeologist working for the Louisiana Department of …

Scientists: New Bubbles at Louisiana Sinkhole Site Could Signal Blast Risk

Authorities say state and parish agencies are testing to see whether newly discovered gas bubbles northeast of the Bayou Corne, La.-area sinkhole are tied to the swampland hole. The Advocate reports the state Office of Conservation and contractor CB&I have …

Texas Brine Sued by Liberty Insurance over Louisiana Sinkhole

One of the insurers for Texas Brine Co. has filed a lawsuit accusing Texas Brine of ignoring warnings about the potential for disaster if it continued mining an Assumption Parish, La., salt dome cavern. The suit arises from the massive …

Deadline for Louisiana Sinkhole Buyout Talks Extended

Nearly half of the eligible residents and families directly affected by a Bayou Corne, La,-area sinkhole induced by a Texas Brine Co. salt dome failure last summer have agreed to company buyouts, while the rest have more than a month …