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The clean up effort of millions of pounds of explosive material has been in the works at Camp Minden for more than a year now with no progress. The EPA says the job will take $30 million, but a local company thinks it has a faster and cheaper solution

The men of Madden Contracting Company out of Minden figured out how they could use the equipment they use to build roads to get rid of the explosive material.

"We won't be making asphalt with it, but we'll be able to render it safe for the environment where it's clean, smokeless, very quiet," said David Madden.

He came up with the idea, and four and a half months later the company knew they could do this job. They described how to the state Senate Homeland Security committee Thursday.

"This is a brick lined kiln where it can take those extremely high temperatures, completely 100 percent in, cenerate the material," described David. "Prior to it exiting the exhaust stack, we'll treat all of that chemically."

Madden Contracting worked with explosive experts, Expal, to come up with a plan. One they say they will create 30 jobs, and have all of the m6 at camp Minden gone in a year's time for a lot less money.

"I'm not asking you for a number. I don't want a number," said Sen. Robert Adley, who is not a member of the committee but was invited since Camp Minden is in his district. "What I am asking you is, can you do it for less than the $22 million?"

"We'll be 15 percent under what's been publicly acknowledged," said Madden.

Until the meeting, we only knew about an open burn option. That's where they would lay the m6 out and light it on fire. This method is not only dangerous, but could produce harmful by-products in the air.

"We wanted the public to know that this is available, and it is there if/when the state of Louisiana and the federal government can go ahead and find the dollars to fix this problem," said Adley.

"We live in this community. We breathe the same air," said Madden. "We're simply trying to render our community safe from this menace of M6. And it's a truly ticking problem.

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