The Louisiana National Guard announced Thursday the contract to rid Camp Minden of millions of pounds of M6 propellant has been signed and is ready to move forward with the construction of the contained burn unit.

The initial contract was for roughly $19 million and is expected to be increased to $34-$35 million to account for the additional requirements set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency. The amount is based on receipt of additional funding that comes from the U.S. Treasury’s Judgment Fund on behalf of the U.S. Army for the work, National Guard officials say.

Explosive Service International, a Baton Rouge-based

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