Assumption Parish Sinkhole Burps

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Officials with the Assumption Parish Police Jury say the giant Louisiana sinkhole in Bayou Corne “burped” around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A few trees in the southwest corner of the sinkhole fell in during the event and vegetative debris and hydrocarbons came up from below the sinkhole.

Texas-Brine removed all crews from the sinkhole and is checking the boom surrounding the area to make sure everything is intact.

It has been more than five months since gas bubbles were discovered on Bayou Corne and more than three months since the giant sinkhole forced local and state agencies to issue an evacuation for nearby residents.



Assumption Sinkhole Special Report

For the people of Bayou Corne, a small community in northern Assumption Parish, the first signs of trouble appeared in late May. Streams of bubbles appeared in the water in nearby Bayou Lofourche. Then in early August a series of tremors led to the discovery of a sinkhole. Since then that hole in the ground has continued to grow along with the concerns of local residents and the officials they are looking to for answers.

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