By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Webster Parish Police Jury added their voices to other public bodies and citizens’ groups in the area in petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to remove M6 propellant from Camp Minden.

But, the police jury’s resolution will be worded differently from most others. Members do not intend to question the method of disposal as much as they want to emphasize the need for prompt action in the propellant’s removal.

“We have to be careful not to say we’re against open tray burn,” jury president Jim Bonsall said during a committee meeting prior to the public body’s monthly

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  1. Not questioning the method of disposal is insane. We know there is technology out there to safely dispose of this stuff. We CAN NOT and WILL NOT allow them to open burn this military garbage in our backyard. We tolerated a lot of abuses from Explo to the largest stockpile of M6 military trash in US history We will not stand by and let them pollute our air with cancer causing toxins. The data that is being collected to prove the open burn an unsafe method has not been disputed by the EPA Looks like this fight remains with the people. Power to the people!

  2. As far as outsiders influence? I hope Mr. Jackson does a better job in the future with his comments… It was me that raised the red flag at the 1st meeting and I am a lifelong resident of Doyline (59 yrs) and I can ASSURE Mr. Jackson that my research is Factual and precise. The people that started this grassroots movement to protect not only our children but his as well, have talked to Toxicologist and We have brought our Experts to the table at every meeting. The truth WILL prevail in the end.

  3. So 9,000 Concerned Citizens are now being called “outside influences” by their own representation on the Webster Parish Police Jury. What is the real motive behind Jackson’s comments. The EPA is silent now, because they data they had was demonstrated to be fraudulent, Mr. Bonsall. And you still cannot recognize that? #LouisianaCorruption

  4. Perhaps you arent hearing from the EPA because they know they were wrong. They, themselves declared open tray burning to be unsafe in 2010. Have ALL of you ready the information that has been presented. Look around the state, travel down Bellevue Road. Test the water in Dorcheat Bayou. Take a hard look at our cancer rate in Louisiana and then tell us the EPA knows best. Is this really what you want for your children and grandchildren?

  5. Lord Help the Citizens of Webster Parish . We need to fill the room every time these politicians meet , they need supervision , Starting to believe their own Majic Smile

  6. What are they afraid of?? Are they not voted into office by the people? Do they not represent the people, or are they just the same old politicians who speak of “the people” and when voted in follow the money?

  7. I will say this……my child will NOT be at school if they do this. Where we live in dangerous enough but that school is RIGHT there. I bet these people that are for the burn don’t have children in danger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I hope I am wrong, but this reads to me, like they really don’t know whats going on, and haven’t taken the time to find out…….as the governing parish body, the elected members of the Police Jury should IMO be joining the movement to protect its citizens, from these obviously harmful chemicals, Why is that so hard to understand.? Are we so used to being dumped on, both politically and environmentally,that we just don’t give a rip? What does he mean by “outside voices”? I thought we were waiting on the LADEQ..!!

  9. Naughty distraction maneuver if Mr Jackson says “outside influences have come in to kind of destabilize the integrity of the process,” this is no privat problem !!!!!!!!!!! this is a health problem to all of us. the toxic fallout will come down wherever the wind blows it!!! so the more “outside” help you can get the better. why dont you ask greenpeace for help ?. some years ago they made a research on how to dispos m6 safely.

  10. read this
    —-Disposal of Chemical Weapons: Alternative Technologies—————-
    https://www.princeton.edu/~ota/disk1/1992/9210/921005.PDF

    Alternative technologies for the detoxification of chemical weapons : an information document

    by Picardi, A Johnston, Paul Stringer, Ruth. — Greenpeace international Publisher: Washington, DC 1991Availability: Items available for loan: [623.458/9 Picardi] (1).
    ( http://catalogue.sipri.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl?q=ccl%3D%2528su%253A%257Bhazardous%2520waste%257D%2529%2520and%2520su-to%253AUSA&sort_by=title_az 9

    and read this online

    By Fire and Ice: Dismantling Chemical Weapons While Preserving the Environment
    von David A. Koplow

    ( https://books.google.de/books?id=OzGB9gULw-wC&pg=PA300&lpg=PA300&dq=Alternative+technologies+for+the+detoxification+of+chemical+weapons+:+an+information+document&source=bl&ots=-7CSdVymqk&sig=0aqQrW1Xe_BQM91Wjxj8QOFF9zQ&hl=de&sa=X&ei=hd7TVKCrBsrXauPogMgM&ved=0CEUQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Alternative%20technologies%20for%20the%20detoxification%20of%20chemical%20weapons%20%3A%20an%20information%20document&f=false ) its is lond about 300 pages

    just to give you an hint how much EPA and Army have known for a long time

  11. What needs to happen before people will pull their heads out of their butts and see that this open burning is truly insanity at best! I live in Minden!!!! There’s a reason crap like this outlawed!!! No means no!!!! No one with half a brain wants this done this way!!!

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