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  • Camp Minden to burn millions of pounds of explosive material

    February 23, 2016 4:57 AM

    MINDEN- A series of explosions at a north Louisiana National Guard complex terrified nearby residents, prompted some evacuations and led authorities to discover 16 million pounds of improperly stored artillery propellant. Now, nearly 3½ years later, the privately contracted cleanup of the site once operated by Explo Systems Inc. is... more »
  • Army to pay cost of destroying material at Camp Minden

    May 29, 2015 3:58 AM

    MINDEN- The Army has agreed to pay for burning 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant and 160 tons of other material at Camp Minden. The Environmental Protection Agency says that should clear the way for the Louisiana National Guard to sign a contract with Explosive Service International of Baton... more »
  • Concern grows over method to dispose of M6 propellant

    January 9, 2015 9:44 AM

    MINDEN - Members of Louisiana's congressional delegation are asking the Environmental Protection Agency for assurances that the open burn method for artillery propellant planned at Camp Minden is safe. Republican Rep. John Fleming said he and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham and GOP Sen. David Vitter sent separate letters to the... more »
  • EPA: agreement for Camp Minden explosives cleanup

    October 29, 2014 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Environmental Protection Agency says 15 million pounds of abandoned M6 propellant at Camp Minden will be destroyed in "burn trays" designed for the project. The EPA says the Louisiana Military Department will burn the explosives. But a Louisiana National Guard spokesman says the guard will just... more »
  • National Guard looking for way to dispose of propellant

    November 19, 2013 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana National Guard is looking for a way to dispose of military propellant that was stored at Camp Minden. Authorities say the 19 million pounds of propellant had been improperly stored. Major General Glenn Curtis told the House homeland security committee that the U.S.... more »
  • La. explosives company officials plead not guilty

    July 31, 2013 12:32 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Six executives of a Louisiana company that recycles explosives have pleaded not guilty as part of an investigation into the improper storage of millions of pounds of military propellant. The Webster Parish district attorney's office says they pleaded not guilty on Monday. A status conference is scheduled for... more »
  • 5.5M pounds of explosive moved at N. La. site

    January 4, 2013 7:17 AM

    DOYLINE, La. - State police say that just over 5.5 million pounds of explosive propellant has been moved at the northwestern Louisiana industrial site where it was found to be improperly stored several weeks ago. On Thursday, crews moved about 93,600 pounds of the material, bringing the total safely... more »

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