Ron Hagar, Citizens Advisory Group chair, (standing) discusses how the group works and welcomed representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Louisiana Military Department. Others in attendance included many members of the Camp Minden Dialogue Committee formed after community members learned of the dangers of open tray burn. Michelle Bates/Press-Herald

The Camp Minden Citizens Advisory Group is standing behind the method chosen to remove the millions of pounds of M6 propellant at Camp Minden.

Concerns were raised during the meeting surrounding the contained burn method chosen to eradicate the nearly 16 million pounds of M6, but David Madden, who took the initiative to try to find a way to get rid of it a few years ago, explained the process by which the propellant will be destroyed.

The Maddens, at first, threw their hat in the ring to bid on the removal of the M6, but backed out “for moral reasons.”


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