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UPDATE: Remnants of CBI destroyed at Camp Minden

By Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office

PINEVILLE, La. – Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel from the Army’s 797th Ordnance Company (EOD) and 79th Ordnance Battalion (EOD) from Fort Hood, Texas, have now destroyed all remnants of Clean Burning Ignitor (CBI) following the two large magazine burns conducted earlier this week at Camp Minden in Minden, La., Nov. 2

The EPA monitored the burn at four stations, as well as with their Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer (TAGA) bus downwind of the burn.

“We can all sleep a little better knowing the CBI has been destroyed and we are one step closer to completing the destruction of the improperly stored explosive material,” said Col. Ed Bush, state public affairs officer for the LANG. “As of today, more than 49 percent of the M6 propellant, now 100 percent of the CBI, has been destroyed. Throughout this process, our community did what it always does – worked together, as neighbors.”

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Zachary Zalesny, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal soldier assigned to the 797th Ordnance Company (EOD), 79th Ordnance Battalion (EOD), 71st Ordnance Group, from Fort Hood, Texas, sets a bag containing M6 propellant down after initiating a controlled burn on Camp Minden, in Minden, Louisiana, Nov. 2, 2016. Zalesny was tasked with burning a magazine containing Clean Burning Ignitor and M6 propellant after it had become destabilized. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Cole Erickson)

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