Originally posted by SELAboy
Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes
reply to post by JBA2848
Interesting. Did anyone else note the National Guard training area in the same location? Plus, what, exactly, is "demilitarizing" explosives? For what purpose? Something is seriously off with this one.
Demilling explosives is necessary for explosives that aren't used. Otherwise you are more likely to get what happened in October - an explosion that naive people link to UFO activity, fracking, or the NWO.
The site was an Army Munitions Plant for decades which had to be decommisioned as an official army base. It is very common for these former regular Army bases to be turned over to a state's National Guard, especially in a disaster prone state like Louisiana. The military infrastructure is already in place. The on site military contractors can still operate since the Guard is DOD (moreso than ever now). After Katrina, Louisiana saw the need to operate out of more bases across the state rather than concentrate operations in one or 2 posts in the Southern portion which gets direct hurricane hits on a regular basis.
It is just irresponsible contractors thinking they can get away with cutting corners because they are politically connected. And, in the end, after a slap on the wrist and a fine that will be reimbursed via state tax credits, they likely will get away with it. So yes, in that regard,something is seriously off.
Or this is a conspiracy connected to South Korea, David Vitter, the producers of True Blood, and the Reptilians from Alpha Draconis.
Originally posted by Biigs
think they will set off a controlled detonation or actually attempt to remove the explosives, because that would be one massive bang, equates to something like 3,000 kiloton nuke!!!!
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It's been three weeks and counting since authorities investigating an Oct. 15 explosion of a storage bunker being used by Explo Systems Inc. at Camp Minden in Webster Parish discovered (and began moving) about 6 million pounds of improperly stored explosive propellant powder. In that time, the public has received few answers to a list of growing questions about the company's safety procedures, specifically, and the governance of this industry, in general. While enough of the material has been transported to safer storage so as to allow residents of the small town of Doyline to return home (a nearly week-long evacuation order was lifted Dec. 7), according to authorities, the process of completing the relocation of the material will most likely take two to three more weeks.
Doyline residents and other tenants at Camp Minden deserve to hear from the people in charge about not only how this storage issue developed but what happened with the Oct. 15 blast as well. The lack of contact with Explo owners is disturbing, in the least.
For now, though, the focus must be on clearing away the immediate danger of the current situation, and we appreciate the efforts of those involved in that task. The next step moves away from Camp Minden and into the court systems as Explo faces not only civil litigation, but criminal charges as well. The whole situation tells us one thing: In this instance, the self-regulation methods employed in the highly-regulated explosives industry has bitterly failed on two counts — safety and monitoring — and it's time for a complete review.