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  • Sheriff Ackal says Lake Peigneur Could be Worse than Assumption Sinkhole

    March 19, 2013 7:13 PM

    "If we have a collapse there, it would be a hell of a catastrophe and it worries me, it has worried me for many years. Seeing it first hand, I know what could happen," said Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal. He vividly remembers the Jefferson Island Salt Mine Collapse... more »
  • Emergency Dredging Starting in Morgan City

    June 21, 2011 7:34 PM

    Water in the Atchafalya River is going down about two inches a day. Officials said on Tuesday it was six feet and eight inches high, but as the water fades away sediment is becoming more and more apparent. St. Mary Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness Director, Duval Arthur, said "some... more »
  • Feds: State Not Living Up to Dredging Agreement

    June 23, 2010 8:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A dredging project favored by Gov. Bobby Jindal to block oil from the Louisiana coast was halted by federal authorities because it endangers long-term efforts to rebuild eroding barrier islands that provide crucial hurricane protection, an Interior Department official said Wednesday. "You don't want to destroy... more »
  • Crawfish suit now in federal court

    March 14, 2010 6:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit claiming that pipeline dredging has hurt Atchafalaya Basin crawfish trappers is now in federal court. The suit alleges that ridges left along dredged areas, called spoil banks, have created stagnant, dead areas of water in the area known as Buffalo Cove. The... more »

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