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Sinkhole prompts study for possible alternative road

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BY DAVID J. MITCHELL The Advocate River Parishes bureau December 26, 2012 Click here for story State highway officials plan to start early next year with a six-month study into the feasibility of an alternative route around an 8-acre sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish. Though carrying just 6,000 vehicles per day, La. 70 cuts through …

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Sinkhole health fears discussed

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- State epidemiologist Raoult Ratard, right, gives a presentation to residents about health concerns related to the sink hole during a public meeting held in the Assumption Community Center in Napoleonville Thursday.

BY DAVID J. MITCHELL The Advocate River Parishes bureau   December 14, 2012 Click here for story. NAPOLEONVILLE – Louisiana’s state epidemiologist said Thursday that, in his view, the air in Bayou Corne is better than the air in Baton Rouge. Raoult Ratard offered that assessment when pressed during a community meeting about the possible air …

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Giant Louisiana sinkhole swallows more land

Click here for story BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) – Texas-Brine, the company that owns the cavern that is suspected of being the cause of the sinkhole in Assumption Parish, reports that a small slough-in happened Tuedsay night on the Southwest side of the sinkhole. The Assumption Parish OEP says they estimate a section of 20′ …

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Well shut down at giant Louisiana sinkhole, H2S discovered

Click here for story   BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) – A cavern well had to be shut down after Hydrogen Sulfide gas was discovered. Texas-Brine’s evaluation showed a low level of the gas, but officials say none of it has been detected in the surrounding communities. Two weeks ago, Texas-Brine detected amounts of Hydrogen Sulfide …

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Drinking water topic of meeting

From The Advocate Area Briefs for December 4th, 2012 Click here for story Drinking water topic of meeting The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Denham Springs City Hall, 941 Government St., to discuss a drinking water protection campaign. The drinking water protection campaign, “Protect Drinking Water One …

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