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Sat Jul 14, 2012, 10:25 PM

US Corp of Engineers MN office recovers dumped waste in Lake Superior

Please, please, please check out this petition and I hope you sign.
one of my Vets for Peace friends from Minneapolis.


https://www.change.org/petitions/u-s-army-corps-of-engineers-st-paul-minnesota-office-recover-496-barrels-of-waste-it-dumped-in-lake-superior-near-knife-river-mn


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Lake Superior is the source of drinking water for millions of people. Only nine of the 1,457 barrels dumped into Lake Superior by the Army Corps of Engineers have been recovered. All nine were found to contain a toxic soup of 17 heavy metals -- including benzene, PCBs, chromium, acetone, arsenic, lead, cadmium and barium -- and five different drums surveyed underwater by the U.S. EPA and and by an independent contractor were found to be emitting gamma radiation.

At least 496 of the barrels were dumped at Knife River (largest white smear, upper right on map), but they are being ignored by a planned recovery for testing of up to 70 barrels by the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. It may be the the Army Corps is pressuring the Red Cliff Band to ignore the Knife River barrel dump site.

The Corps of Engineers has been involved with planning by the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to recover a sampling of 70 the 1,457 barrels of waste dumped by the Corps of Engineers into Lake Superior during the late 1950s and the early 1960s. After imposing demands on the Band to alter its barrel sampling “Work Plan,” and after the firm EMR reportedly failed to identify any of the dumped barrels at the Knife River/Knife Island site, the Band has announced its intention to disregard the well-documented disposal of at least 496 barrels at the Knife Rive site.

We the undersigned demand that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul, Minnesota District, both urge and help facilitate a search for and recovery of all 496 barrels of Honeywell military waste material which, according to its own documentation, it dumped from barges pulled by the Corps of Engineers’ tug Marquette into Lake Superior near Knife River/Knife Island.

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Reply US Corp of Engineers MN office recovers dumped waste in Lake Superior (Original post)
annm4peace Jul 2012 OP
MichiganVote Jul 2012 #1
jorno67 Jul 2012 #2
lunasun Jul 2012 #3
annm4peace Jul 2012 #4
Sirveri Jul 2012 #5
lonestarnot Jul 2012 #6
annm4peace Jul 2012 #7

Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 11:32 PM

1. K&R

Oh but wait...weren't we all expecting terrorists to poison our water systems? Silly me.

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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 11:37 PM

2. Perfect!

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:27 AM

3. That site is on North Shore Scenic Drive (County 61) to 2 Harbors out of Duluth

A beautiful place and one of the largest fresh water sources made toxic

signed the petition on Change

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:28 AM

4. thanks for those who signed

I think they thought they could get away with it. I hope some news organizations pick up on it

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:42 PM

5. You post the best stuff annm. Really like your Fresno attention.

I know they used to dump stuff like this in the marianas trench, but dumping them in Lake Superior is insane.

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:44 PM

6. Fucking A.

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 10:24 PM

7. sad it has less then 300 signatures

why do we continue poison our land and water?

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