Brockovich joins sinkhole fight

5:47 PM, Mar 11, 2013   |    comments
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BAYOU CORNE, Louisiana (WVLA) -- Residents of Bayou Corne, Louisiana gathered at town hall meeting Saturday to come up with a new game plan.

They've been out of the their homes now for more than seven months due to a massive sinkhole.

Now they're looking at taking legal action. Environmental activist Erin Brockovich, and lawyers Thomas Girardi and Bob Bowcock broke down what residents need to do next.

"They didn't feel like they were getting their questions answered immediately," Brockovich explained. "They were frightened. They didn't know what was going on. They felt that if they could reach me it was something that they could trust.".

"Finally some honesty. Finally some honesty," said resident Kenny Simoneaux.

People living in Bayou Corne are ready to take action.

"For us it's destroyed. They destroyed our family life. Our piece of the American dream is gone," Simoneaux said.

"Where is it that you want them to live? What is it that you want them to do? You are displacing them. You are creating fear amongst them. Ease that for them, and it's not happening," Brockovich described.

Brockovich and her team explained the first step for residents is to leave their homes if they can.

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