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Bayou Corne sinkhole victims call for action

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BATON ROUGE, La. - Residents who evacuated their homes because of the sinkhole in Assumption Parish want to see something done to help prevent similar problems in the future.

They met with Assumption Parish leaders at the Department of Natural Resources Tuesday seeking better alert systems and tighter restrictions on companies working salt domes near private property.

A salt cavern owned by Texas Brine Co. collapsed last year, causing the sinkhole that's forced Assumption Parish homeowners out of their houses.

The hole near Bayou Corne has grown to 26 acres in size. In some places, it's at least 750 feet deep.

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