Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:27 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:27:18 GMT
A federal court has approved a class-action lawsuit for people impacted by the giant Louisiana sinkhole. It's been almost a year since a massive sinkhole near Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou began causingMore >>
A federal court has approved a class-action lawsuit for people impacted by the giant Louisiana sinkhole. A New Orleans attorney is handling the suit.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:23:29 GMT
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was in Bayou Corne Monday morning to hold a news conference on the current status of the giant sinkhole in Grand Bayou. Texas Brine owns the salt cavern that caused theMore >>
In a statement released after the news conference, Governor Jindal said, "It has become clear that Texas Brine is trying to run out the clock on the citizens of Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou by hiding behind insurance companies, lawyers and lobbyists. That is unacceptable."More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 7:51 PM EDT2013-05-14 23:51:50 GMT
Texas Brine says it has finished repairing damaged berms at the Bayou Corne sinkhole.Friday's rains caused some of the levees to fail.The berms are intended to prevent possible contaminants from leakingMore >>
Texas Brine says it has finished repairing damaged berms at the Bayou Corne sinkhole.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Transportation officials said enhanced monitoring equipment has been installed near the giant sinkhole in southeast Louisiana to better detect any changes.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) said the new equipment was placed along LA 70 in Assumption Parish. According to DOTD, the improvements will provide broader observation and greater accuracy in measuring movement in the area.
Officials said the devices include tilt and accelerometer sensors on the bridges over Bayou Corne, Grand Bayou and Bayou Choupique. Shaped-Accelerator Arrays (SAA) are also located within the highway right-of-way and at the two closest bridge locations.
They added three Continuously Operating GPS Reference Stations (CORS) have been installed for automated, continuous monitoring near all three bridges. Those are expected to be fully functional by the end of June. A fourth station is planned on private property along the LA 70 right-of-way and a fifth is available for deployment as needed.
According to DOTD, the initial capital cost is $1.7 million. Operation and maintenance are expected to cost $230,000 per year. DOTD reported all costs are to be reimbursed by Texas Brine.
Tuesday, April 1 2014 7:05 AM EDT2014-04-01 11:05:22 GMT
The giant sinkhole in south Louisiana isn't getting any smaller, which is evident by more land being swallowed up recently. New video was posted to YouTube Monday by the Assumption Parish Police Jury.More >>
New video posted to YouTube shows bubbling, and then a chunk of land on the sinkhole's eastern side sinks underwater.More >>
Thursday, March 27 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-03-27 17:13:55 GMT
Officials said the giant sinkhole in south Louisiana swallowed more trees Wednesday afternoon. The Assumption Parish Police Jury said there was a burp and slough-in around 3:25 p.m. Officials said debrisMore >>
Officials said the giant sinkhole in south Louisiana swallowed more trees Wednesday afternoon following a burp at the site.More >>
Monday, March 17 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-03-17 17:08:03 GMT
The public will have a chance to hear what's going on at the giant sinkhole site in southeast Louisiana. Texas Brine said there will be an operational update meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the command trailerMore >>
The public will have a chance to hear what's going on at the giant sinkhole site in southeast Louisiana.More >>
Wednesday, March 12 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-03-12 19:38:37 GMT
There is new information being released about recent bubbling in a bayou near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana. Texas Brine, the company responsible for the sinkhole, reported scientists determined theMore >>
Texas Brine, the company responsible for the sinkhole, reported scientists determined the new bubbling site is the result of swamp gas and is not related to the giant slough in nearby.More >>
Tuesday, February 25 2014 8:00 AM EST2014-02-25 13:00:21 GMT
Officials said a new bubbling site has been discovered near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana. According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, bubbles were spotted on Grand Bayou, which runs alongMore >>
Officials said a new bubbling site has been discovered near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana. The bubbles were seen on Grand Bayou. More >>
The Assumption Parish, LA sinkhole continues to grow. The ground opened up on August 3, 2012 and residents were evacuated from their homes. Click here to see the photos from August 2012 until now.More >>
The Assumption Parish, LA sinkhole continues to grow. The ground opened up on August 3, 2012 and residents were evacuated from their homes. The sinkhole, or slurry, is consuming land and trees. Many images are from the Assumption Parish Police Jury. Click here to see the photos from August until now. More >>