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Controlled burn at Camp Minden scheduled Friday

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago Thursday, October 27 2016 Oct 27, 2016 October 27, 2016 9:07 PM October 27, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press

MINDEN - The Louisiana National Guard says the smallest of three burns to destroy unstable and potentially explosive material at Camp Minden is scheduled Friday, if weather permits.
    
A news release Thursday says experts from Fort Hood, Texas, plan to set fire to about 820 pounds of clean-burning igniter - the compound used to touch off M6 propellant in artillery shells.
    
If conditions remain favorable, the team will ignite 57 tons in a second bunker on Sunday, with the remainder to be touched off Nov. 5. The third bunker holds 42 tons of igniter and 20 tons of M6.
    
A bunker of igniter exploded at the camp Sept. 29. Nobody was hurt.
    
A contractor abandoned about 160 tons of igniter and 7,800 tons of propellant when it went bankrupt in 2013.

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