2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:31:44 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] NATIVE PEOPLE: Chippewa to raise 70 Army barrels from Lake Superior
Red Cliff Band Raises 70 Mystery Barrels Dumped by U.S. Army Into Lake Superior

By Konnie LeMay
Indian Country Today Media Network
August 20, 2012

The mystery of more than 1,450 55-gallon barrels dumped into Lake Superior between 1959 and 1962 by the U.S. Army should be less of a mystery after an effort headed by the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to raise 70 of those barrels to review their contents and condition.

The band's Environmental Department, working with the private environmental services company EMR Inc., is recovering the barrels within the 96-square-mile area located one to three miles offshore between Duluth and Knife River, Minnesota, in areas previously identified by sonar scans and submersible vehicles. The barrels lay 130 to 400 feet under the surface and are within at least 1.5 miles of the drinking-water intake system for Duluth and Superior, Wisconsin.

"Results of this investigation will be used to determine if the barrel contents pose any potential threat to area residents, tribes, fisheries, aquatic life or the environment," the Red Cliff Band said in a statement. "The primary goal is to determine if further investigation or remediation is required."


For the entire article, see
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/08/20/red-cliff-leads- the-charge-on-lake-superior-mystery-barrels-129896


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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