Due to the increasing urgency regarding the proposed open burn of military propellant explosive material at Camp Minden, I would like to state that as the Mayor of City of Minden I share in the public’s concern that this proposed disposal method could be detrimental to public and environmental health, as well as future economic growth, and demands further review.
It is my position that as a community we should continue expressing our concerns to our local, state, and federally elected officials. I have been involved in the more recent executive briefings and public meetings held by the EPA beginning this past Fall and will continue to be engaged in this situation.
This office will continue to support the efforts of State Representative Gene Reynolds, Senator Robert Adley, and the Webster Parish Police Jury as they work to encourage alternative disposal methods that would not only be swift, but safe. It is imperative that all parties involved act responsibly to insure that the health of our area residents, agriculture, livestock, wildlife, natural resources, and future positioning for economic growth is not put at risk. I remain hopeful that a more favorable plan of action will be adopted as we proceed in this situation.
Tommy Davis is mayor of Minden.