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New bubbling site spotted near Bayou Corne sinkhole

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click here for full story January 21, 2013 from WAFB.com ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) – Assumption Parish officials said the most recent bubbling site near the Bayou Corne sinkhole is the biggest pool they have seen yet. Office of Emergency Preparedness workers refer to it as the “mother of all bubbles.” The new bubbling site …

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Giant Sinkhole is Swallowing Up a Louisiana Bayou Community

Smithsonian.com Click here for story Last spring, residents in Louisiana’s Assumption Parish noticed peculiar bubbles rising to the surface in some bayous. Soon after, small earthquakes shook the towns and raised some eyebrows. In August, i09 writes, the earth suddenly yawned open, swallowing several acres of swampy forest and forming a massive sinkhole full of water, brines, oil …

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Texas Brine, state agree on sinkhole imaging plan

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BY DAVID J. MITCHELL The Advocate River Parishes bureau January 15, 2013 Click here for story   The Louisiana Office of Conservation on Monday ordered Texas Brine Co. LLC to employ an imaging technique to assess sediments under an 8.5-acre sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish that does not require drilling two 6,000-foot-deep wells. Issued late …

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Letter: Sinkhole problem needs resolving

The Advocate Opinion JANUARY 17, 2013 click here for story You know what? As a Bayou Corne resident, I personally am sick of seeing our “no-show” governor and our state of Louisiana just sitting back and laying all of this on Texas Brine. There is no doubt in my mind that the cause of all …

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Group wants sinkhole declared federal disaster

Posted: Jan 07, 2013 11:48 AM CSTUpdated: Jan 08, 2013 6:04 PM CST Posted by WAFB Staff – Click here for story BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -Tempers are boiling over in Assumption Parish five months after that sinkhole forced nearly 300 people out of their homes. Some people are desperate and want the federal government to intervene. …

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Texas company fined for faking water tests

January 07, 2013 The Advocate Click here for story NEW ORLEANS — A judge says a Houston company must pay $1 million in fines and community service payments for falsifying water tests at an offshore production platform in 2009. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans says in a news release that U.S. District Judge Eldon …

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Texas Brine balks at order

Lawsuit filed to block La. Conservation Office directives BY DAVID J. MITCHELL The Advocate River Parishes bureau January 04, 2013 Click here for story Texas Brine Co. LLC has asked state District Court in Baton Rouge to permanently block the Louisiana Office of Conservation’s latest directives compelling new investigations into the underground effects of an …

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