” . . . He [Attorney Brian Eddington, who handled the case for the parish] said probably the biggest of these other cases is in Assumption Parish where a sinkhole, linked to another salt dome cavern, has eaten homes and threatened a major highway. That sinkhole covers more than 29 acres and is continuing to expand.Eddington said 13 salt caverns exist in Assumption Parish and locals have been largely kept in the dark about them until now. . . “
” . . . [St. Landry Tax Assessor Rhyn Duplechain ] Duplechain said six taxing districts cover the area where the salt dome caverns are located. They will now share in the $1.3 million in escrow as well as the added $500,000 a year. . . “
Good. They got a pot of money. Now they can put up live cams around Lake FUBAR and make the feed available to the public.
Thanks to community input the Awful Bill was stopped, sort of. It was delayed til next week. Sent in: “This bill was put off until next week. They must have chickened out! “
The Advocate – Judge grants preliminary OK in sinkhole settlement