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Remnants of Clean Burning Ignitor destroyed at Camp Minden

5 years 11 months 2 days ago Wednesday, November 02 2016 Nov 2, 2016 November 02, 2016 8:45 PM November 02, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Cole Erickson

PINEVILLE - All remaining traces of Clean Burning Ignitor at Camp Minded have been destroyed following two large magazine burns conducted earlier in the week.

A spokesperson for the Louisiana National guard says Explosive Ordance Disposal personnel from the Army's 797th Ordnance Company and 79th Ordnance Battalion in Forth Hood Texas assisted in the burn.

The EPA monitored the burn at four stations, utilizing the Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer bus downwind of the burn.

"We can all sleep a little better knowing the CBI has been destroyed and we are one step closer to completing the destruction of the improperly stored explosive material, Col. Ed Bush of the Louisiana National Guard said. "As of today, more than 49 percent of the M6 propellant, now 100 percent of the CBI, has been destroyed. Throughout this process, our community did what it always does - worked together, as neighbors.

An earth-covered bunker at Camp Minden was destroyed after an explosion September 29. More than 320,000 pounds of the propellent was stored in three bunkers. Nobody was working in that area at the time, and no one was injured in that explosion.

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