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The sinkhole is believed to have been caused by the salt dome cavern being mined too close to the outer face of the massive salt deposit, scientists said. In 2009, the cavern failed a pressure integrity test and mining operations ceased. The cavern was ordered to be abandoned by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and Texas Brine complied in June 2011. The sinkhole was discovered Aug. 3, 2012, and has grown to 29 acres. About 350 residents were forced to evacuate. Texas Brine officials originally didn't claim responsibility, but later did.
originally posted by: violet
a reply to: Rezlooper
What happens if there's a volcanic type explosion?
It looks as if Louisiana will be partially gone in the future. It's sinking.
originally posted by: Chronogoblin
When did this become a hoax? Anyone?