Doyline residents discuss lawsuit against Explo

DOYLINE, LA (KSLA) - Doyline residents met to further discuss a law suit filed against Explo Systems after an estimated 6-million pounds of dangerous M6 black powder were left out in the open and stored improperly at Camp Minden.

About 100 Doyline residents filled the stands at the Doyline High School gym Tuesday night to ask questions and hear what the lawyer who filed a lawsuit against Explo had to say. Many signed contracts to be a part of the suit at the meeting, and several others took contracts home to consider it.

"I'm not concerned about the money as much as I am personal safety for everybody in Doyline, and to keep our little community growing and doing well," said Doyline resident, Willie Pickett.

"We want people in this community to know that they're safe living here. We want people to be able to recover expenses that they're incurred having to evacuate their homes on one days notice right before Christmas," said Kyle Robinson, the Bossier City attorney who filed the suit.

Robinson closed the doors to the meeting, and media wasn't allowed inside. Robinson has also requested the court to certify the suit as a class action. After the meeting he told KSLA News 12 that Explo's lawyers were in court Monday to respond to the suit.

Meanwhile, Louisiana State Troopers say operations to segregate and properly store the M6 propellant at Camp Minden resumed Tuesday, when just under 270,000 pounds of the product was moved. This brings the 8-day total moved to just more than 3 million pounds.  Operations will resume at sun rise on Wednesday.

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