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|Two bills aimed at protecting residents living near the state's 29 salt domes, written after the appearance of a 13-acre sinkhole in the idyllic bayous of Assumption Parish, cleared the House Committee on Natural Resources Wednesday.
Legislation introduced by Rep. Karen Gaudet St. Germain, D-Pierre Part, would control the drilling, operation and plugging of salt domes. The underground mountains of salt are often used to store hydrocarbons, but companies also drill into them to extract brine. The infamous Bayou Corne sinkhole, which has required the evacuation of about 350 nearby residents, is in St. Germain's district.
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