The Restoration Advisory Board overseeing the clean-up of a former East Texas ammunition plant near Caddo Lake heard progress reports this Wednesday at the Karnack Community Center.

The Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant in Karnack hosted manufacturing of TNT, military-grade pyrotechnics and rocket motors throughout its 50-plus years of operations, from 1941 to 1997. Since its closure, the U.S. Army and contracted companies have attempted to remove hazardous contaminants from the property that could threaten soil and water health.

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Most buildings at LHAAP have been demolished but the ruins of an old production facility remain.