Texas Brine Contractors Staying in Homes Near Louisiana Sinkhole

April 3, 2014

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 Advocate two homes south of La. 70 have been occupied for three weeks.

A home north of La. 70 has been occupied since January.

The Bayou Corne community has been under a mandatory evacuation order since the sinkhole emerged Aug. 3, 2012, and flammable methane gas was released as a result.

Cranch said the homes will be occupied as long as the contractors work on the 29-acre swampland hole. He said housing them at the site allows Texas Brine to save on the cost of hotel reimbursements.

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  • April 3, 2014 at 1:21 pm
    Carl Dugas says:
    If the area of the sinkhole is safe, and Texas Brine is trying to save money, then why hasn't Texas Brine officials moved any of their families in the homes they have bought b... read more
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