sinkhole http://wrkf.org en Massive Sinkhole In Louisiana Baffles Officials http://wrkf.org/post/sinkhole-still-degrading-residents-wait-buyouts Louisiana officials are grappling with a giant sinkhole that's threatening a neighborhood. A salt mine collapsed last year, creating a series of problems regulators say they've never seen before, including tremors and oil and gas leaks and a sinkhole that now covers 9 acres.<p>Residents have been evacuated for more than seven months now and are losing patience.<p>Ernie Boudreaux lives in a trailer on Jambalaya Street in Bayou Corne, La. Strange things have been happening to his home, he says.<p>"It cracks. You can hear it. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:58:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 7808 at http://wrkf.org Massive Sinkhole In Louisiana Baffles Officials Jindal Addresses Bayou Corne's Sinkhole Problem http://wrkf.org/post/jindal-addresses-bayou-cornes-sinkhole-problem <p>Gov. Bobby Jindal and other state and local officials met with Texas Brine representatives on March 13. The company responsible for a giant sinkhole in Assumption Parish is sending appraisers to some evacuated homes in Bayou Corne on Monday.<br><br>The Governor said company officials will also meet with the State Attorney General’s office on Monday. He said Texas Brine owes state and local governments 4 million dollars, combined, for costs incurred dealing with the disaster.<br> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:23:43 +0000 Kelly Connelly 7544 at http://wrkf.org Legislature to Consider Bayou Corne Buy Out, Saltdome Regulation http://wrkf.org/post/legislature-consider-bayou-corne-buy-out-saltdome-regulation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been 200 days since a sinkhole forced residents of Bayou </span>Corne<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to evacuate their homes.&nbsp;</span></p><div>Homeowners are fed up. Some testified at a Joint Committee meeting Tuesday at the Capitol. Some are calling for Texas Brine<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;–</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the company responsible for the failed salt-mining cavern that </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">allegedly</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> caused the sinkhole</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;–&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to buy out their properties.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State lawmakers have an eye on legislation aiming to amend constituents' problems and assure </span>Louisianians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> won't meet the same situation in the future.</span></p></div><div> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:18:57 +0000 Kelly Connelly 6411 at http://wrkf.org Legislature to Consider Bayou Corne Buy Out, Saltdome Regulation