|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:02:14 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] SURFACE WATER: "Toxic Military Wastes Haunt Lake Superior"|
Toxic Military Wastes Haunt Lake Superior John LaForge Nukewatch January, 2013Between 1957 and 1962 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers secretly dumped at least 1,457 barrels of hazardous waste into Lake Superior along the North Shore near Duluth, Minnesota.1,2 The military waste - between 350 and 440 tons - came from Honeywell, Inc.'s Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) in Arden Hills, Minnesota. All but a few dozen of the drums are still in the water, and less than 600 have ever been located.
High rates of cancer and other debilitating disease among people drinking water from Lake Superior, as documented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),3 could partly be the result of this covert and reckless government-sponsored waste dumping. One radiation survey by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an independent submarine-based radiation examination and formal records from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) show that 17 of Honeywell’s toxic chemicals, including benzene, chromium, PCBs and radiation-emitting materials, were dumped into Lake Superior by the Army Corps.
The dumping area was named a federal Superfund site in 1977, although the threat posed by the toxins hidden in the barrels has been given a low priori
... To download this report, go to http://www.nukewatchinfo.org/barrels/BARREL%20REPORT%20JAN%202013.pdf -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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