Camp Minden


Thu April 16, 2015

What Was I Thinking for April 16, 2015

Brian O'Nuanain

This week commentator Brian O'Nuanain has a new job in education and gives us an inside look at his class at Camp Minden. 

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Fri February 13, 2015

EPA work group starts open talks about how to destroy Camp Minden's M6 stockpile

A committee of local residents, scientists, law enforcement and public officials met at the Community House in Minden Thursday, the first of many discussions.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Dozens of people met in the Webster parish town of Minden Thursday as part of a work group formed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to find a better way to destroy 15 million pounds of explosives stored at Camp Minden.

The five-hour meeting set the stage for a new process that will be transparent. Last year, federal and state officials inked a deal with the Army to openly burn the abandoned M6. Residents were outraged. Ron Curry, the EPA’s region 6 director, called the dialogue committee a positive step forward.

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Wed January 28, 2015

Union members in Shreveport get updated on Camp Minden's M6

State Rep. Gene Reynolds spoke Tuesday to union members in Shreveport about the open burn proposal for Camp Minden.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Central Trades and Labor Council of Shreveport and Vicinity AFL-CIO was briefed last night on the plan to burn 16 million pounds of abandoned, deteriorating M6 propellant at Camp Minden.

How the M6 will be destroyed is still up for debate. An open tray burn has fueled widespread opposition. About 30 people listened to Rep. Gene Reynolds of Minden and LSU Shreveport chemistry professor Brian Salvatore.

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Fri January 23, 2015

Experts discuss M6 disposal options for Camp Minden

Opponents of a plan to burn 15 million pounds of M6 artillery propellant in storage at Camp Minden say several much safer alternatives should be considered.

State Rep. Gene Reynolds of Minden was among speakers in a teleconference Thursday assembled by the activist group Louisiana Progress Action.

Reynolds is meeting with munitions experts at the Pentagon on Friday. He wants to call a joint meeting of the state’s Homeland Security oversight committee to allow federal and state agencies and the military to testify under oath about the status of the explosives.

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Thu January 22, 2015

Activists petition Louisiana environmental regulators to be transparent about M6 disposal method

Frances Kelley, an organizer with Louisiana Progress Action, delivered a petition yesterday with 3,600 signatures gathered over two weeks.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Activists calling for an immediate safe disposal of M6 explosives at Camp Minden in Webster Parish lodged an official complaint with the state Wednesday.

A group delivered more than 3,600 signatures to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Northwest Regional office in Shreveport. They also delivered copies to the local offices of Louisiana’s congressional delegation.

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