The collapses, called “slough ins” are evidence that the 24-acre sinkhole is still growing. The hole is still seeking a final shape and size, scientists say. In some places, it is hundreds of feet deep.
It emerged from the swamp near Bayou Corne early in August, after the Texas Brine company’s salt dome collapsed deep underground. Gov. Bobby Jindal and state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell hold the company responsible for the collapse and plan to sue for environmental damages.
Hundreds of area residents were forced to evacuate their homes and many are receiving weekly checks from Texas-Brine, amounting to $875 per week.