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Waste well not likely to create sinkhole

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HOUMA, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials say residents close to the proposed Vanguard Environmental wastewater well in Houma should not fear it will eventually become a sinkhole like the 24-acre one in Assumption Parish.

Two weeks ago, the state Supreme Court rejected Terrebonne Parish's appeal of a lawsuit that would have stopped Vanguard from drilling.

Parish authorities and neighbors of the proposed well off New Orleans Boulevard just south of North Hollywood Road protested its proximity to local homes, schools and recreational facilities.

Some residents have suggested Houma could be threatened by a sinkhole similar to the one that opened near Bayou Corne in August 2012.

State officials believe the sinkhole is the result of a failed cavern hollowed out inside the subterranean salt dome beneath the area.

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