May 8, 2015

Cassidy Comments on Contained Burn Method at Camp Minden

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will support the recommendation from the Louisiana Military Department (LMD) and the Dialogue Committee to use the contained burn method, an alternative to the open burn method, to dispose of approximately 15 million pounds of M6 Propellant and 320,000 pounds of Clean Burning Igniter.

Dr. Cassidy offered the following statement:

“Glad to see the EPA is listening to the recommendations of the Louisiana Military Department and the Camp Minden community. The EPA, LMD and others must continue to work together to ensure the safe disposal of materials. The safety of Louisiana families is a priority.”

The EPA announced today it completed a technical review of the proposed contained burn process and will support alternative technology for disposal. The EPA is working with state officials to conclude efforts to finalize plans.