Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Oct 02nd

Future is bright at Camp Minden

Camp Minden is moving ahead with commercial operations and the future of the base is looking bright.

Plans and designs for replacement of the current Camp Minden Waste Water Treatment Plant are under way.

According to Col. Carl Thompson of Camp Minden, the function of the new plant will be to treat all the sewage generated there in a manner that will meet or exceed all Environmental Protection Agency, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals standards and requirements for now and for future decades.

"The Waste Water Treatment Plant is a sewage treatment plant," Thompson said. "The existing plant was constructed in 1941 and has limited capacity. It will be replaced by a completely new (modern) sewage treatment plant that will meet or exceed all Environmental Protection Agency, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals standards and requirements."

In other Camp Minden news, the BST - Orica, Inc. facility will resume operations this month after the facility experienced a fire in May.

There were reportedly 3,000 pounds of explosives inside the facility at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Goex Powder, Inc. has engaged the services of Cothren, Graff, Smoak Engineering, Inc. to design a safer and improved process facility.

Goex had an explosion at Camp Minden in June that injured one person, making it the sixth explosion Goex has experienced in 14 years.

Goex recently signed a new five-year contract to supply black powder to the United States Military.

"These are exciting times at Camp Minden," said Thompson. "We have so many good things happening at once."

 

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