Update: Over a million pounds of improperly stored explosives at Camp Minden

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:52pm

In a follow up to the October 15 explosion on Camp Minden caused by Explo Systems, Louisiana State Police inspected all of the area leased by Explo.

What they found will put most Ark-La-Tex residents on edge; over a million pounds improperly stored explosives.

In Louisiana, all explosives must be stored in approved containers, and Explo has theirs in a cardboard box of sorts. There is also the factor of where the explosives were stored, which was not in a designated area with safety precautions to worry about.

While the explosives in their current state are in their safest form, they must be moved to a safer area, which is where the hard work begins for Homeland Security, ATF and Louisiana State Police. With the town of Doyline, Doyline High School, Camp Minden and a prison in the immediate vicinity of the explosives, evacuations might be necessary to ensure safety.

State Police and the Webster Sheriff's Office will let the public know at least 24 hours before any potentially dangerous moves are done with the explosives, and KMSS will continue updating this story, both online and on-air.


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