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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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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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Assumption sinkhole “burps” vegetation, hydrocarbons

The Advocate DAVID J. MITCHELL River Parishes bureau November 27, 2012 Read full story here.   An 8-acre swampland sinkhole between the Grand Bayou and Bayou Corne communities in Assumption Parish burped up vegetation and hydrocarbons from its watery depths Tuesday, parish officials said. Happening about 11:30 a.m., the “burp” coincided with what is called …

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Homes near sinkhole must be tested

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Gary Hecox, a geologist with Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, urges Pierre Part-area residents to get their homes checked for possible natural gas migration, and added that homes on slabs are the most at risk. He spoke Tuesday night at a community meeting on the status of the Assumption Parish sinkhole emergency that was held in the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church hall.

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND — Gary Hecox, a geologist with Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, urges Pierre Part-area residents to get their homes checked for possible natural gas migration, and added that homes on slabs are the most at risk. He spoke Tuesday night at a community meeting on the status of the Assumption …

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State orders Texas Brine to take safety steps

BY DAVID J. MITCHELL The Advocate River Parishes bureau November 13, 2012 The Louisiana Office of Conservation on Monday issued a new round of directives to Texas Brine Co. LLC aimed at minimizing risks from the public’s potential exposure to natural gas lingering under property in the Bayou Corne community of Assumption Parish where a …

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Letter: Commissioner wasting groundwater

Click here for full story Baton Rouge has some of the best drinking water in America, and because of the ineptness of the commissioner of conservation, Jim Welsh, it is being threatened by saltwater intrusion. In the last 50-plus years, the water table in our aquifer, 1,500-foot sands, has decreased almost 250 feet and is …

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More land and trees fall into Assumption sinkhole

The Advocate The story can also be found here BAYOU CORNE — A growing, 5.5-acre sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish swamps gobbled up an another strip of land Tuesday, parish officials said. The 80-by-20-foot section on the eastern side of the sinkhole fell in, or sloughed off, about 4:45 p.m., parish officials said. John Boudreaux, director …

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Officials: Sinkhole math doesn’t work

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The Advocate BY DAVID J. MITCHELL River Parishes bureau October 22, 2012 To view the story click here The math isn’t adding up in Assumption Parish, and some parish officials are worried about what might be happening underground near a Bayou Corne area sinkhole. State Department of Natural Resources scientists said they think a subterranean …

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Officials blame salt cavern

Click here for full story The Advocate BY DAVID J. MITCHELL River Parishes bureau October 12, 2012   The Louisiana Office of Conservation on Thursday night placed the blame for a 4.2-acre sinkhole, gas trapped in an underground aquifer and other events in northern Assumption Parish on the owner of a failed salt cavern inside …

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More land at sinkhole falls in

BY DAVID J. MITCHELL River Parishes bureau September 27, 2012 Read full story here. A 1,500-square-foot section of earth caved in from the edge of a slurry-filled sinkhole near Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish on Tuesday night, pulling down with it several trees and part of an access road, officials said Wednesday. The road was …

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Stolthaven Braithwaite terminal may have released more than 191,000 gallons of toxic chemicals during Isaac

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    By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune  on September 13, 2012 at 1:58 PM, updated September 13, 2012 at 6:45 PM More than 191,000 gallons of toxic chemicals may have been released from the Stolthaven New Orleans petroleum and chemical storage and transfer terminal in Braithwaite during Hurricane Isaac, according to a company report filed Tuesday with the U.S. Coast Guard National …

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New Website Launch!

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Welcome to our new site! We hope that it provides you with a good deal of information about our organization. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions or concerns about our new site. Thank you! – Citizens for Clean Water and Land

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