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  • Sheriff's drone finds teens who fled military-style program

    March 14, 2017 8:51 AM

    BENTON - It was night, and three runaways were hiding in woods. A sheriff's deputy put up a drone with a thermal imaging camera, and found them within a minute. Two were quickly detained. The camera showed that the third ran through the woods and crossed Interstate 20 in the... more »
  • All of the most unstable compound at Camp Minden destroyed

    November 3, 2016 6:50 PM

    CAMP MINDEN - The Louisiana National Guard says all remnants of the most dangerously unstable compound at Camp Minden have been destroyed. A statement released late Tuesday said the last bits of nitrocellulose were burned that day. The guard also released aerial video of 57 tons of nitrocellulose , also... more »
  • Camp Minden igniter disposal waiting on Army explosives team

    October 19, 2016 4:09 PM

    MINDEN - The Louisiana National Guard says they're waiting for an Army team to arrive at Camp Minden to deal with nearly 100 tons of an unstable chemical compound. Col. Ed Bush of the National Guard says an Army explosive ordinance disposal team will come up with a plan on... more »
  • Handling unsafe; robot to set up Camp Minden remote ignition

    October 16, 2016 11:15 AM

    CAMP MINDEN - If the air is calm Monday morning, the Louisiana National Guard will use a robot to open a bunker door at Camp Minden and set up remote ignition of 820 pounds of an unstable, fast-burning chemical compound stored there. It's by far the smallest amount of "clean-burning... more »
  • 3 bunkers of 'clean-burning igniter' to be burned in place

    October 13, 2016 4:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's environmental secretary says military experts report that material which exploded last month at Camp Minden is so unstable that the rest of it should be burned in place this month. Environmental Quality Secretary Chuck Brown says three bunkers at Camp Minden hold nearly 100 tons of... more »
  • Camp Minden explosion happened in storage area

    September 29, 2016 10:06 AM

    PINEVILLE - The National Guard reports that an earth covered bunker at Camp Minden was destroyed after an explosion around 5 a.m. Thursday morning. According to the Louisiana National Guard, hazmat teams determined that "Clean Burning Ignitor" auto-ignited inside the bunker that it was stored in. The Guard... more »
  • 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 »

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