Laws may change because of Explo

M6 Propellant pellet from Camp Minden
Monday, December 3, 2012 - 9:16am

Public safety is and always will be the main priority for Louisiana State Police. On the same note, that also means punishing people and companies that put the public's safety at risk, like Explo did when they decided to store over a million pounds of explosives dangerously and illegally.

It was the explosion at Camp Minden that caused Louisiana State Police to take a more thorough look at the property leased by Explo, and without that explosion, they may never have seen the M6 stored improperly.

In Louisiana, inspectors only examine areas where companies say that they store explosives, so under the current law, there would have been no reason to inspect the area where the M6 was actually found. 

But because of Explo's actions, laws may change so that other companies can't do this as well. 

Once the criminal investigation is done, District 8 Representative Jeff Thompson, is going to make sure that reporting requirements change so that this sort of thing doesn't happen again. 

But first, everybody wants to focus all of their attention on moving the explosives to a safe location. 


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