Town hall meeting for Doyline residents
Last October an underground bunker explosion at Camp Minden prompted an investigation of Explo Systems, the company behind the blast. Four months later Explo remains in hot water after that investigation uncovered millions of pounds of improperly stored explosives outside their manufacturing plant. Yesterday residents of Doyline attended a meeting on and got a play by play timeline of the chain of events the lead to their recent evacuation. The Louisiana State Police addressed about 150 Doyline residents detailing where they are in the investigation of the company. Authorities say this is still a public safety issue for all the agencies involved because at last count there's still about three and half millions pounds of explosives still improperly stored at the facility. Authorities say they can't move forward with the criminal investigation until all the product is stored properly. Doyline resident Gaytha Bryant says it wasn't a very informative meeting. "None of my questions were answered. Number one I need to know at what stage were we," Bryant said. Louisiana State Representative Jeff Thompson says the main reason he came was to hear the concerns of the citizens. "We said we'd be here to listen i'm taking these concerns to the committee meeting Thursday and make sure we start getting some questions answered," Thompson said. The Louisiana State Police has provided 24-hour monitoring at the site. They say they've had to get 22 additional magazines to store what now totaled to be about ten million pounds of improperly stored product at Explo Systems. Explo company officials will go before a House committee meeting on Homeland Security at the capitol later this week in Baton Rouge.
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