By Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office
PINEVILLE, La. – The final big burn of 85,000 pounds of Clean Burning Ignitor (CBI) and 40,000 pounds of M6 propellant stored in magazine #2471 was successfully conducted today at 12 p.m., at the Louisiana National Guard’s Camp Minden in Minden.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel from the Army’s 797th Ordnance Company (EOD) and 79th Ordnance Battalion (EOD) from Fort Hood, Texas, conducted the burn. The EPA monitored the burn at four stations, as well as with their Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer (TAGA) bus downwind of the burn.
EOD must wait 24-hours before going into the area to make an assessment of the destruction and look for any
remaining CBI following the burn. The remaining 192 pounds of CBI from the second burn, and any from the final burn, will be destroyed on Nov. 2, after the 24-hour safety period has passed.
The point of contact for the Louisiana National Guard regarding this incident is Col. Ed Bush at (318) 416-7414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.