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VIDEO: The True Cost of Burning Military Munitions

NEW VIDEO – Toxic pollutants are released when munitions are open burned, open detonated or incinerated. These toxic emissions endanger public health by contaminating air, groundwater and soils near open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) operations.  Military personnel are often the most … Continue reading

EPA Agrees to Investigate Radiological Releases from Open Burning/Detonation

CSWAB is pleased to report that EPA Headquarters in Washington DC has agreed to our request to include radiological wastes in two upcoming national reports on open air burning and open detonation (OB/OD) of munitions. “One (report) will present all … Continue reading

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No Open Burn at Camp Minden

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the Louisiana Military Department’s recommendation to use a type of incinerator (Contained Burn System) to dispose of 15 million pounds of M6 propellant and 320,000 pounds of Clean Burning Igniter at Camp Minden. … Continue reading