Webster Parish

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1:00 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

Bunkers Needed for Explosives After Evacuation

Authorities say they have run out of bunkers at a Louisiana military base for some of the millions of pounds explosives that caused a town's evacuation after the material was found haphazardly stored.

Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton says authorities are searching for more bunker space to store a military propellant called M6. The material could have to be moved out of state.

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9:48 am
Mon January 7, 2013

5.5M Pounds of Explosive Moved at North La. Site

State police say that just over 5.5 million pounds of explosive propellant has been moved at the northwestern Louisiana industrial site where it was found to be improperly stored several weeks ago.

On Thursday, crews moved about 93,600 pounds of the material, bringing the total safely moved and stored to around 5.5 million. Officials estimated that roughly 6 million pounds was found at the site of an explosives recycler at Camp Minden in Webster Parish.

The effort was set to resume Friday morning.