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Wed December 19, 2012

Cleanup Continues at La. Explosive Company

Authorities say it could take up to three weeks to finish storing military propellant at an explosives recycling company that caused the evacuation of a Louisiana town.

The town of Doyline was evacuated earlier this month after authorities said they found 6 million pounds of the material improperly stored at Explo Systems Inc.

Explo contracts with the military to demilitarize explosives and other materials. The company rents space at a National Guard base in north Louisiana.

The material found improperly stored on the base is called M6 and is used as a propellant for artillery rounds.

Louisiana State Police spokesman Matt Harris says Wednesday that crews have moved 4.4 million pounds of product into proper storage sites.

A criminal investigation into the company's handling of the product is ongoing.

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