Friday, September 28, 2012

More land at sinkhole falls in

A 1,500-square-foot section of earth caved in from the edge of a slurry-filled sinkhole near Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish on Tuesday night, pulling down with it several trees and part of an access road, officials said Wednesday.
The road was built as a place for parking excavators that will be used in the pending cleanup of the sinkhole, which emerged Aug. 3 in swamps between the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou areas on property owned by Texas Brine Co., parish officials said in a blog post.
The sinkhole — filled with a liquid mixture of brine, mud, vegetative matter and other substances — has forced the evacuation of residents in 150 households in the two communities.