Red Cliff Band resumes Lake Superior Barrels Project

By KBJR News 1

Red Cliff Band resumes Lake Superior Barrels Project

September 12, 2013 Updated Sep 12, 2013 at 12:42 PM CDT

Two Harbors, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has resumed their Lake Superior Barrels Project off the North Shore near Two Harbors, Minnesota.

Crews were working off the coast of the McQuade Safe Harbor on Wednesday and pulled several over packs that contained the barrels from the bottom of the lake.

These are the same barrels the band retrieved from Lake Superior back in 2012 and then had to return to the lake due to the band not having the proper permits to transport the barrels.

The Band has since been granted the permits to move the barrels and plan to transport them to Michigan to be incinerated. The band will hold a meeting tonight to discuss the next steps for the retrieved barrels.

Back in the 1960's, the U.S. Army dumped just under 1,500 barrels into Lake Superior between Duluth and Two Harbors.

According to the band and project leaders, there is no immediate hazard from the barrels.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns