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ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

After this week's massive operation to get the equipment from Lafayette down to Assumption Parish, the drilling  is now underway for an observation well for the sinkhole in Bayou Corne. 

The mobile command center is where people from several state agencies have spent the last few weeks trying to figure out the cause of that massive sinkhole.

"I have researched it and the answer is no. This was a wild moment for me when first saw this thing, this sinkhole. I have never seen anything like this before," said John Boudreaux, director of Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness.

A mystery that state and federal agencies hope this observation well will help to solve. The drill sits just behind Texas Brine's operations on highway 70. Experts will drill into Texas Brine's abandoned salt cavern to see if it failed and created this massive sinkhole a few weeks ago. Parish officials say this could be a long process.

"They estimate it's going to take 40 days just to enter the cavern. And then entering the cavern is just the beginning because then all the testing and science comes in after the cavern's entered," said Boudreaux.

Boudreaux says in the meantime, they will  keep an extra close eye on air quality and seismic activity to keep everyone in this area safe.

For frequent updates on the sinkhole in Bayou Corne, click here.

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