Doyline / Camp Minden

Parish: Webster Parish

Camp Minden stored 6 million pounds of unexploded M6 propellant which became increasingly unstable. The military proposed to open burn the M6 explosives. The community objected and working through a dialogue committee, alternative technologies to open burning were identified. A closed contained burn system was selected with extensive air emission destruction units. LEAN has been involved in the process from the beginning, reviewing alternative technologies, commenting on technical documents, performing oversight evaluations of the operation of the unit, tracking the destruction of the waste stream and attending monthly meetings and presenting reports. This collaborative effort resulted in a more protective outcome for residents and the environment.

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