Skip to comments.Doyline evacuation extended; 6M pounds of black powder to be moved (LA)
Posted on 12/03/2012 6:53:01 AM PST by bgill
CAMP MINDEN, LA (KSLA) - Authorities now believe they're dealing with more than 6 million pounds of M6 powder at Camp Minden.
Original estimates had the stockpile officials say was improperly stored on property leased by Explo Systems, Inc. at 1 million pounds.
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smoking lamp IS NOT lit
No tap dancing.
“...smokeless black powder...”
Anyone know what this powder is? “Smokeless Black Powder” seems a bit of a stretch.
Reading another article it’s guncotton, not black powder.
Send it to Washington. Maybe it will help close the money pit.
Remember ‘reporters’ ain't the brightest of God's creatures.
After all, in his eyes all powder is black and modern powder is smokeless. Ergo, Smokeless Black Powder.
I did not see anything that told me when the powder was first stored. My guess is some of it has been there since WWll and is smokeless.
6,000,000 pounds is a hell of a lot of powder, smokeless or black powder.
Everybody tiptoe quietly away . . . far, far away . . . after putting your extra socks on over your shoes . . . .
So, only about 10-60 belly dumps. What’s the bog deal? Those union boys will get rid of that stuff in a jiffy. /s
Do you know what the equivalent commercial powder would be?
They use to manufacture and maybe still do for some special purposes what what was call bulk smokeless that had black powder burn rate and pressures. There are black powder substitutes that are used in muzzle loading arms that are basically the same burning rate of black but are really more smokeless.
That is just one of the many formulations for ordinary smokeless powder.
It is black because it has been coated with a fine layer of graphite to reduce the effects of static electricity. This is classified as a propellant and not an explosive.
Ignorant reporter, nothing more.
Maybe we well get lucky and they well surplus it out.
From the article, 1 million lbs equiv to about 27, 18 wheel tractor trailer loads or about 108 loads total. Looks like it is all stored outside in Supersacks.
Owners are in South Korea.
I did find a reference to it and it appears to be military grade powder, not black powder. I am not sure what it is used for though.