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It's an industrial facility in Allen parish called "Natural Advantage." But some residents feel they're at a disadvantage living near the plant due to odors and other concerns. But the company says it'sMore >>
It's an industrial facility in Allen Parish called "Natural Advantage." But some residents feel they're at a disadvantage living near the plant due to odors and other concerns.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:37:21 GMT
It took 51 years but 73-year-old Felix Vail is finally facing serious questions in the 1962 death of his wife Mary Horton. Felix claimed they were out checking trotlines on the Calcasieu River when MaryMore >>
It took 51 years to arrest suspect Felix Vail in the murder of his wife Mary Horton. KPLC's Lee Peck spoke to her brothers about the latest developments in the case. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:49 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:49:03 GMT
The main runway at Lake Charles Regional Airport will reopen Wednesday after months of construction and modernization forced its closure. "It was a 90 calendar day project and we've finished 12 daysMore >>
The main runway at Lake Charles Regional Airport will reopen Wednesday after months of construction and modernization forced its closure. More >>
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BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -
Members of a Louisiana National Guard crew that flew over the giant sink hole in Assumption Parish reported it is now larger.
The helicopter crew used infrared equipment to observe a 10 to 20 foot growth on the north and south ends.
Officials have ordered Texas Brine, the company responsible for a salt cavern in the Bayou Corne area, to immediately drill a relief well to investigate.
Meanwhile, scientists with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality were on site testing Thursday for naturally occurring radioactive materials.
"We're doing it now because it's a site that was used for oil and gas production and that's basically a site that you will see and that's typically a site that you will see this type of material," said Rodney Mallet with DEQ. "We're doing it now because we've been taking exploratory air and water samples since July13 and we're doing it out of an abundance of caution."