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Louisiana Sinkhole

Erin and her team of environmental scientists and lawyers are presently undertaking investigations to identify the cause behind the Louisiana Sinkhole.

Texas-Brine, the company that owns the cavern is suspected of being the cause of the sinkhole in Assumption Parish.

On May 31, 2012, parish residents noticed bubbles percolating up from both Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou.

On June 22 state officials began to investigate the gas for hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and natural gasses.

Later, the community enlisted the help of the United States Geological Service in locating both the origin and cause of the seismic activity.

On August 3, 2012 the sinkhole became apparent, following a strong, pungent diesel smell was experienced in the area.

Initial measurements of the sinkhole was 324 feet in diameter and approximately 422 feet in depth. Current reported estimates suggest it has since grown to over 6 acres in size.

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