Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Aug 20th

Plan emerging to incinerate Camp Minden propellant

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BATON ROUGE — North Louisiana lawmakers said Thursday they're encouraged by a proposal to incinerate 16 million pounds of military propellant stranded at Camp Minden, hoping they've found a solution to dispose of the dangerous material discovered more than a year ago.

Businesses in the region have devised an idea to use a special type of incinerator for controlled burns of the propellant. The exhaust would be chemically treated during the burn to avoid large plumes of black smoke and other materials shooting into the air.

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