We're learning more about Explo Systems, the company responsible for that big bunker blast last year and that's currently under investigation for improperly storing millions of pounds of explosives on Camp Minden. According to an investigation by the Associated Press, Explo Systems may have been operating under false pretenses with the Department of Defense, and may have mis-stated its storage capacity. Explo said it had the capacity to store more than 70 million pounds of explosives between sites in Louisiana and Kentucky. But the investigation of the company after the October explosion revealed millions of pounds of improperly stored explosives outside of the company's manufacturing plant.
Authorities in Kentucky say the company isn't licensed to conduct business in the state. Local lawmakers are wondering how much storage space was actually agreed upon in the contract. "It's not satisfactory to me, that these forms apparently were either inaccurately on purpose or its a mistake either way we've got millions of pounds of propellant that shouldn't have been stored the way that they were, it looks like that was the intent from the very beginning," said State Representative Jeff Thompson. Next week company officials with Explo will be in Baton Rouge for a hearing with the House Committee on Homeland Security. Lawmakers say they will be looking for answers on how they were able to operate so carelessly in the state.