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EPA: agreement for Camp Minden explosives cleanup

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, October 29 2014 Oct 29, 2014 October 29, 2014 1:15 PM October 29, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

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 handle the destruction contract.

Lt. Col. Michael Kazmierzak (KAZ-mer-zak) says National Guard soldiers won't be doing the actual burning.

The EPA's announcement did not give any details about the burn trays. An official was not immediately available for comment.

The EPA says the Army and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality also signed the agreement Wednesday.

The Army had shipped the propellant to now-defunct Explo Systems at Camp Minden, which is owned by the Louisiana National Guard.

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