July 10, 2009

Walk for the Lake July 19


During the 1940s, 50s and 60s, Honeywell and the US Army Corps of Engineers dumped over a thousand barrels of military waste into Lake Superior, some of which is dangerously close to the city of Duluth water intake. The barrels are known to contain high levels of benzene and PCBs, and some evidence suggests radioactive material. The Red Cliff Band of Chippewa have begun recovering and testing the barrels.

Join us on Lake Superior Day, July 19, for a walk and rally to support Red Cliff and demand the safe clean-up of this waste.

The walk begins at 11am at the Marine Museum on Canal Park, with a rally at 12:30 at Endion Beach (near the Canal Park Lodge). Speakers include Al Hunter, poet, teacher and former chief of the Rainy River Reserve in Ontario; and Jean Buffalo, activist and former chairwoman of the Red Cliff Band. Music by Rachael Kilgour and Robi Myerson, and poetry from Ellie Schoenfeld.

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For more information, contact Nukewatch 715-472-4185 or nukewatch1{at}lakeland{dot}ws, Read more to see the route map and sponsoring organizations.



Sponsored by:
Adeline Inc Salon
Beyond Nuclear (Maryland)
Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination (Michigan)
Duluth Area Green Party
Great Northern Solar
Green Mercantile
Loaves & Fishes Community
Lake Superior Greens
Living Lakes Coalition (Illinois)
Northland Anti-War Coalition
Nuclear Energy Information Service
Nukewatch
Positively Third Street Bakery
The Reader Weekly
Smart Set, Inc. (Minneapolis)
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth
Unitarian Universalist Green Sanctuary Committee
Veterans for Peace Chapter 80

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