UPDATE: LSP updates progress of explosives movement at Camp Minden
The following is a press release from Louisiana State Police:
Louisiana State Police personnel and Explo Systems employees make suitable and cautious progress during the first day of improperly stored product movement at Camp Minden.
As public safety continues to be paramount in this process, qualified Explo System’s employees, working under the direct supervision of Louisiana State Police Emergency Services Technicians, have completed their first day of segregation of the improperly stored propellant.
While the process is time-consuming, there were no unexpected problems, incidents and injuries incurred today.
Currently, LSP technicians are not able to make a determination as to when the threat area will be reduced to within the confines of the Camp Minden property; hence, eliminating the necessity of Doyline’s evacuation.
The Louisiana National Guard has been instrumental in making available additional magazine storage space for the propellant.
The Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, among many other agencies, also continue to make public safety a priority as they patrol the affected areas in an effort to protect those who remained in their homes, as well as the property of those who evacuated.
Another progress update will be forthcoming on the evening of Sunday, December 2, 2012.
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