The Environmental Protection Agency has released its decision on the method to dispose of nearly 16 million pounds of M6 propellant at Camp Minden.

Contained burn with the necessary filters is the method chosen, says David Gray, director of external affairs for EPA Region 6.

“(Louisiana Military Department) recommended Explosive Service International and their contained burn method of disposal be utilized for the disposal of the approximately 15 million pounds of M6 propellant and 320,000 pounds of clean burning igniter,” Gray said in a news release Friday morning. “The recommendation includes accepting the advanced air pollution control options to maximize safety and



  1. This was NOT the EPA’s “decision” (regarding the chosen method). Rather it represents their APPROVAL of the LMD’s decision.

    As this approval process, at the EPA level, took nearly 2 months, public access to this protracted approval process is warranted and must be demanded.

    The US Army and LMD have abdicated their responsibility to ensure the safest method of disposal possible.

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