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Posted: Monday, 04 August 2014 6:52AM

Bayou Corne sinkhole ordeal enters third year

The massive sinkhole in Bayou Corne began two years ago. Resident frustrations over the massive disaster continue. The collapsed salt dome caused the evacuations of 350 people. 

John Boudreaux, Director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says most of those residents were offered a buyout from Texas Brine, the owner of the collapsed salt cavern.
"Probably in the next few months that should start occurring," Boudreaux said. "They'll get bought out and move on with their lives after these two years."
Boudreaux says a settlement that Texas Brine and property owners agreed to earlier should bring some closure to residents, and help them move on with their lives. In the meantime, scientists believe the sinkhole is stabilizing. Boudreaux, however, remains skeptical. Although he recognizes that is has been a while since any land has fallen into the sinkhole, "it is very possible that it will."

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