Sinkhole Meeting at State Capitol - KLFY News 10

Sinkhole Meeting at State Capitol


Three legislative committees are gathered Tuesday to hear from affected parties regarding the Assumption Parish sink hole in Bayou Corne.     

Representative Karen St. Germain whose district includes the sink hole read four letters into the record from residents who have been displaced since august of last year.  

Assumption Parish officials followed by Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality along with CB&I and Texas Brine will testify today.     

Just a little while ago police jury member Henry Dupre' made a passionate plea.     

Senator Gerald Long who chairs natural resources says his committee will initiate an investigation into the matter.

The main sinkhole has reached over 800 feet in diameter; the western wall continues to collapse.




Sinkhole Update 2/18/19

Texas Brine unveiled a new device Saturday they say will help paint a clearer picture of what's underneath the Assumption Parish Sinkhole.

In a meeting with Bayou Corne residents, company reps demonstrated how the 3D seismic activity tests will work. Small devices will be installed in the ground around the community, then a vibro-seismic truck will send sound waves deep underground.

The devices will record the activity below and create a 3D picture based on the results.

The sinkhole has grown in diameter since it first appeared seven months ago, but it's also become about 300 feet more shallow as sand and land slough off and fill it in.

"We wanted to demonstrate it to the Bayou Corne residents, so that they will have a better understanding of how benign the process will be in their neighborhood. We are not using any explosive charges, but in fact, using this truck which is very effective on hard surfaces."

Tuesday at 10:00 AM At the state capitol, the house and senate environmental quality committees will meet about the sinkhole's impact on the community and its residents.

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