Governor Bobby Jindal said he plans to push for quick buyouts of properties impacted by the Bayou Corne sinkhole disaster in Assumption Parish when he meets with Texas Brine LLC officials Wednesday. Over 90 "micro-quakes" and a spasmodic burst have occurred there over the past 24 hours.
When Jindal met with officials Monday to discuss the "sinkhole", a collapsing salt dome, he said he planned to push Texas Brine LLC, that leases land where the "sinkhole appeared, for expedited buyouts of nearby property.
About 150 people from the nearby community of Bayou Corne were placed under a mandatory evacuation order when the "sinkhole" appeared in early August last year.
Jindal said Monday he plans to visit the community sometime next week. That would be a first in the seven months of the state of emergency and mandatory evacuations he declared.
Over the past 24 hours, there have been over 90 micro-quakes in a "spasmodic burst" at the disaster site.
Monday, the governor warned officials and the public about the possibility of increased instability at the disaster area.
It has become increasingly clear that the area has become a national sacrifice zone and that residents will never be able to return with ease of mind.