Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant
|Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant|
|Active||1942 - present|
The Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant is an inactive 14,974-acre (60.60 km2) government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) facility twelve miles east of Shreveport, Louisiana that was established in 1942. The plant was active during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Sperry Rand was the contractor from 1961 to 1975, and the plant is currently operated by Thiokol.
The Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant was listed as a Superfund site on the National Priorities List on March 31, 1989. The United States Environmental Protection Agency found that the ground water was contaminated by explosive wastes including cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX) and trinitrotoluene (TNT).
- "The Army Ammunition Management System". United States Army. December 1, 1982. p. 52. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
- "Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant Superfund site progress profile". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
- "Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant Superfund site description". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
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