Minden Press-Herald

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Aug 01st

Camp Minden tenants propose way to dispose of explosive powder

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IMG 4351Two Camp Minden tenants have teamed to develop a disposal process which they believe would take about a year and save taxpayers millions of dollars in the disposal of about 18 million pounds of explosive powder that remains stored at the National Guard base.

Minden-based Madden Contracting and EXPAL USA conducted tests with a prototype incinerator this week. EPA and DEQ officials will have the final ruling as to whether the incinerator – as opposed to an open burn pit – will be used in the disposal of the powder.

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