Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:16 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State lawmakers are getting an update on the removal of millions of pounds of improperly stored material at an explosives recycling company in northwest Louisiana.
Authorities estimate 10 million pounds of a military propellant was haphazardly stored at Explo Systems's facility at Camp Minden, a Louisiana National Guard base east of Shreveport.
The House homeland security committee is scheduled to hear Thursday from the Louisiana State Police about where things stand in removal and storage of the explosive material.
The nearby town of Doyline was evacuated for a week in December because of concerns that any ignition could set off a massive chain-reaction blast.