A local delegation made up of Louisiana representatives and House Committee members on Homeland Security are in the Ark-La-Tex gathering information to take back to Baton Rouge. The information will be used in a hearing that will address the propellant Louisiana State Police deemed had been improperly stored and possibly hidden by Explo Inc. at Camp Minden.
On Wednesday lawmakers, including Rep. Jeff Thompson, will meet with Louisiana State Police to find out the status of operations to move the propellant, which started on Saturday, and the criminal investigation that followed the October 15th blast.
"I've been dealing with staff in Baton Rouge and in the Homeland Security division to find out what are the laws currently on the books that they have violated," said Rep. Thompson.
Legislators are expected to schedule a hearing sometime in January, and they hope the criminal investigation will be complete by that time.
They want to craft laws that will prevent what they consider a dangerous and haphazard way of storing the 6 million lbs of material which can be seen stacked on pallets in video taken from a flyover.