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The second largest small arms propellant manufacturer in the world remains evacuated as a French hazardous materials company slowly continues to wet down and clear the site, hoping to avoid triggering a secondary blast or fire. An exclusion area extending 350 meters from the perimeter of the factory affecting 31 homes has been mandated until Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 PM, and may be extended. A local news site says it impossible to know when the clean-up will be finished, as each step of the clean-up has to be verified before they can advance… One hopeful estimate suggests that the company¬ís rifle propellant line will be out of commission for just 90 days, though few industry sources seem to believe that this is a realistic figure…

Gary Marbut, President
Montana Shooting Sports Association
Author, Gun Laws of Montana

By mssa