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BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -

Sunday will mark the exact six month date of the sinkhole in Bayou Corne.

On Wednesday, Texas Brine made a public presentation hoping to assure affected residents the company is doing everything it can to correct the problem and get people back in their homes. 

"We're trying to put together a picture from before and after. We really don't know what right now, looks like and until we do, we're kind of all guessing," said seismographer Kevin Hill.

The plan is still not sitting well with many affected residents who believe there is more to the story.

"You kind of have to understand our skepticism here."

"The ground moves and something happens. Who's buying the house? What are they paying?"

Texas Brine Director of Operations Bruce Martin says he understands residents' frustrations but adds his company is doing everything it can to get people back to normal.

"I'm bringing in a lot of new resources every day to move along on this response effort. Our goal is to get this thing behind us and get the people of Bayou Corne back in their house," said Martin.

That is not good enough for Henry Welch who says he will never feel safe in his home again and would rather have the company just buy him out.

"I moved there to retire and to be able to fish and hunt and do the things normal retirees do and be lazy but I'd rather go on down the road," said Welch.

According to Texas Brine the company hopes to have dirt containment berms in place around the sinkhole within two to three weeks. 

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