Officials are limiting the release of information regarding the disposal of M6, an explosive propellant, which is being stored in Louisiana National Guard igloos at Camp Minden.
"I have spoken with General Glen Curtis and other officials who are in the know," said Rep. Gene Reynolds, who represents the district in which Camp Minden and Doyline are located.
"For several months we have been communicating with many entities and involved parties to find a solution to the excess product being stored at Camp Minden."
Reynolds said he is aware of multiple possible solutions and has seen a cooperation and dedication to finding the solution from many areas.
"Solutions are developing and there are several suggestions and options in the works from the state and federal levels to national organizations and private companies," Reynolds said.
"Everything is still pending and this is a very critical time.
"Disseminating too much information could jeopardize possible solutions," he continued. "So we have to be cautious. I can say that a resolution for what to do with the product is very near."
Explo Systems Inc. was leasing space at Camp Minden for a federal military contract to separate military propellant bags and resell the components.
Reynolds stressed the judicial branch of government is also doing its part in holding responsible parties accountable.
"The criminal and civil lawsuits are proceeding," he said. "No one has forgotten this issue and it is still being worked on at many levels of government, from the congressional level on down."
Congressional Representative John Flemming supported Reynold's comment.
"I'm continuing to work closely with the Louisiana National Guard to support their requests," Flemming said. "My office has actively served as a liaison between the Army and the National Guard, and will continue to do so."
Reynolds said it is important to remember everyone's number one priority since the October 2012 explosion.
"First and foremost is the safety of people on Camp Minden and Doyline and area residents," he said. "There is no immediate danger, as the remaining product continues to be stored in 96 igloos provided by the Louisiana National Guard at Camp Minden.
"In the event something should happen, it would occur much like it did last October," Reynolds explained. "There was some property damage and shattered glass, but no lives were lost or injuries incurred."
Representative Henry Burns, who represents a portion of the area affected by the situation, agrees with Reynolds.
"Safety of citizens is number one priority," Burns agreed. "In addition to that, economic development on Camp Minden is stifled by this situation. The negative impact this has had on possible industry has been a blight on Camp Minden and desperately needs to be addressed."