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Bayou Corne Sinkhole Update (May 2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Bayou Corne, Assumption Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-05-24

Duration: 00:04:20

Subjects: Bayou Corne sinkhole, 2012 | Texas Brine Company | Jindal, Bobby, 1971-


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Cranch, Sonny Interviewee
  • Triche, Marty Speaker
  • St. Germain, Karen Speaker
  • Waguespack, Mike Speaker
  • Romero, Nick Interviewee
  • Thibodaux, Betty Interviewee
  • Medine, Donna Interviewee


This segment from the May 24, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on Texas Brine’s decision to not offer buyouts to the 350 residents impacted by the Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Sanford reports that Governor Bobby Jindal has ordered a review of all of Texas Brine’s permits to determine if the company can continue operating in Louisiana. This report includes highlights of a press conference given by Governor Jindal, Assumption Parish President Martin Triche, State Representative Karen St. Germain, and Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack. It also includes interviews with Texas Brine spokesman Sonny Cranch and Bayou Corne residents Nick Romero, Betty Thibodaux, and Donna Medine.