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4.1 million pounds of M6 destroyed at Camp Minden

Dean Schellhase, project manager for Explosive Service International, explains documentation on the ESI dashboard regarding testing methods for contaminants in the demilitarized M6 artillery propellant as ESI Vice President Jason Poe listens. Michelle Bates/Press-Herald

Officials with the Louisiana Military Department say roughly 4.1 million pounds of M6 propellant improperly stored at Camp Minden has been destroyed.

At 26 percent complete destruction, officials added that 15 magazines of the more than 90 have been completely emptied.

So far, they have shipped off about 40 cubic yards of ash from the destruction, and much of that is packaging, Dean Schellhase, project manager with Explosive Service International, said. Packaging includes cardboard and plastics in which the propellant was stored. With four shipments, at 24 tons, all have been delivered to White Oak disposal facility in Monroe.

Schellhase says all