Texas Brine Co. draws up new sinkhole containment plans

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Posted on December 31, 2013 at 2:28 PM

BAYOU CORNE, La. (AP) — Records show that Texas Brine Co. has developed a backup plan to replace the cracked southern section of a protective levee surrounding the sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish and may look to reroute Bayou Corne if conditions deteriorate further.

The Advocate reports the company's new draft plan proposes "triggers" that would prompt the levee replacement. It also outlines an alternative of rerouting Bayou Corne if a replacement levee proves too unstable to maintain due to sinking of the remaining land between the sinkhole and the bayou.

Company officials and regulators say it is unlikely there would be a need to reroute the bayou based on current projections for the sinkhole's expansion but need to be prepared.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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