Posted: Mar 13, 2013 7:21 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is scheduled to sit down with officials from Texas Brine to talk about the nine-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish.
The president of Texas Brine, Ted Grabowski, and other company leaders are meeting Wednesday afternoon with the governor.
Scientists say the sinkhole formed after the collapse of an underground salt cavern operated by Houston-based Texas Brine, which extracted brine and piped it to nearby petrochemical facilities.
About 350 people living in the area have been under an evacuation order and many of them displaced since early August, with no immediate end in sight.
Jindal says he's meeting with company officials to push for buyouts for the evacuated families. He plans to visit the sinkhole site for the first time next week.