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Old August 31, 2016, 07:46 PM   #26
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About 7,500 tons of deteriorated M6 propellant was stored at Camp Minden, LA; formerly Louisiana Ordnance Plant. The stuff was abandoned by a private company, Explo Systems.

Over 15 million pounds of deteriorating M6 propellant and about 320,000 pounds of clean burning igniters could self-ignite causing a catastrophic explosion as they become more unstable. Explo Systems, Inc. failed to recycle the materials and improperly stored materials exposed to weather which hastened the decomposition of the stabilizing material in the propellant. Explo Systems, Inc. filed bankruptcy and abandoned the material at Camp Minden in Webster Parish. The Louisiana National Guard (Military Dept.) took ownership of the abandoned materials on the property (Camp Minden).
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