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Madden's incinerator: preferred method to clean up Camp Minden

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David Madden, left, explains how hot the incinerator gets to Sen. Robert Addley, right. David Madden, left, explains how hot the incinerator gets to Sen. Robert Addley, right.
CAMP MINDEN, La. (KTBS) -

It was test day for Madden Contracting Company at Camp Minden Thursday. The Federal EPA tested the air quality of the emissions that Madden's M6 incinerator prototype burns off.

David Madden, creator of incinerator, said the readings showed the incinerator performs much better than an open burn.

"The EPA's air monitoring people on open pit burning, they were registering 60-160 parts per million of nitrous oxide (NOx), a harmful greenhouse gas. When we did the same exact test in our incinerator prototype, the NOx level were only 4 parts per million."

The open burn emitted 1,600 times more of NOx than the incinerator did.

Madden Contracting and their partner with explosive knowledge, Expal, held a demonstration for the media, state and federal legislative delegates and their representatives and emergency agencies.

They burned 30 pounds of the M6- a military grade explosive- in a metal container. It was much less than the maximum amount allowed to burn at one time, 40,000 pounds. The flames shot up more than six feet into the air. A residue was left behind in the container.

They also burned some in the incinerator prototype. It allows for one pellet a second to drop into an extremely hot dish where it burns instantly. There is no residue left behind; it all burns up before leaving the smoke stack. The full size equipment will allow for almost 3 pounds to burn per second, no matter the weather because of the controlled environment.

"If you factor in all of the possible terrible wind and weather conditions, you'd be here for two and half to three years," Madden said. "With the incinerator: nine months."

With a shorter time frame and much lower price of only $18 million compared to the possible $30 million. Spectators liked Madden's option.

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"This today showed me the process that Madden is trying to develop here to dispose of this product is way better than the open pit burn," said Sheriff Gary Sexton, of Webster Parish. "It needs to be burned in this facility here."

"Clearly this will get rid of the material," said Sen. Robert Addley, who's district covers Camp Minden. "And to see people do it locally and they could turn it into economic development, with creation of jobs on top of that. I feel extremely good about what I've seen here."

The next step in this process is up to the EPA. It must decide how much NOx will be allowed to emitted into the air during burning process. If they set the levels pretty high, Madden said the open pit burn could be chosen as the preferred method.

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