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Cleanup continues at La. explosive company

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Posted: Dec 19, 2012 10:36 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: doyline, explosive, investigation, recycling, camp minden

DOYLINE - Authorities say it could take up to three weeks to finish storing military propellant at an explosives recycling company that caused the evacuation of a Louisiana town.

The town of Doyline was evacuated earlier this month after authorities said they found 6 million pounds of the material improperly stored at Explo Systems Inc.

Explo contracts with the military to demilitarize explosives and other materials.

The company rents space at a National Guard base in north Louisiana.

The material found improperly stored on the base is called M6 and is used as a propellant for artillery rounds.

Louisiana State Police spokesman Matt Harris says Wednesday that crews have moved 4.4 million pounds of product into proper storage sites.

A criminal investigation into the company's handling of the product is ongoing.

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