Contact Us

Camp Minden Update: All Explosives Now Properly Stored

photo of improperly stored propellant at Camp Minden
LSP photo provided by Trooper Matt Harris

It’s taken six months, but the Louisiana State Police Emergency Services Unit and Explo Systems employees have finally moved and safely stored all of the improperly-stored propellant at Camp Minden.  

State Police Captain Doug Cain tells KEEL news that what started out to be an estimated one-million pounds of material turned out to be more like ten-million.  He says it took a tremendous amount of teamwork to accomplish the tedious and dangerous job but it was done without incident or injury.  And he says the citizens of nearby Doyline can breathe a little bit easier now that the public safety hazard has finally been mitigated.

As soon as the last of the propellant was safely stored in secure bunkers, State Police immediately revoked all of Explo Systems’ explosive licenses.  They will remain revoked pending the adjudication of all civil and/or criminal violations against the company.  Then, and only then, will Explo Systems be allowed to reapply for those licenses.

In the meantime, State Police are continuing their investigation and will release a final report to the Webster Parish District Attorney’s Office once that investigation has been completed.

More from 710 KEEL

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://710keel.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!