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Judge Approves $48M Settlement Over Louisiana Sinkhole

A federal judge has granted final approval of a $48.1 million class-action settlement for Louisiana residents affected by a 37-acre sinkhole that opened two years ago has been swallowing land ever since. U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey said there were …

Texas Brine Contractors Staying in Homes Near Louisiana Sinkhole

Texas Brine Co. has moved contractors working on the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole in Louisiana into three homes the company purchased from residents who left after the failure of a company-operated salt dome cavern. Texas Brine spokesman Sonny Cranch tells The …

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 …

Activist Brockovich to Speak with Residents Near Louisiana Sinkhole

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and a California attorney hired by a group of Assumption Parish, La., residents are coming to Pierre Part to discuss the legal options for residents evacuated from the Bayou Corne area due to a giant sinkhole. …

Louisiana’s Assumption Parish Sinkhole Gets Bigger

The sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish, La., continues to grow. John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security, tells The Advocate roughly 5,000 square feet of land sloughed off into the sinkhole on the morning of Feb. …