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Options few for people displaced by huge sinkhole


BAYOU CORNE, La. (AP) - After three months living in a hotel while a sinkhole near his home grows and grows, Carl Dugas says he won't be moving back. And he tells The Advocate that he feels like he's been robbed.

Scientists believe a Texas Brine Co. salt cavern broke and is being filled with crude oil, natural gas and millions of cubic yards of sediment.

Dugas says he feels that his two houses in the Bayou Corne area have been taken from him with no way to recoup his losses.

He says he has resisted joining lawsuits already filed. Now, says Dugas, he feels he doesn't have any other choice. 

He and his wife are living with friends in Vacherie, but know they'll need a new home.

They'd like to be bought out.

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