Texas Brine says the sinkhole is now nine acres in size. The last time they say any sloughing occurred happened about two weeks ago. And now Jindal says Assumption Parish is also keeping a close eye on another cavern that may have been mined too close to the edge of the underground salt dome. … Texas Brine is still mining other salt caverns on the dome. Right now officials are focused on trying to keep residents safe and let them move on.

In other sinkhole news cracks have formed on the containment berm around the Assumption Parish sinkhole.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...