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DULUTH, Minn. — A coalition of groups and Native American activists will conduct a free public “Walk & Rally for the Lake,” Sunday, July 20 to draw attention to the nearly 1,500 barrels of hazardous military waste that were dumped by the Army Corps of Engineers into Lake Superior near Duluth in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s.

The free Lake Superior Day event is also a celebration of the success of the Red Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in being awarded a $603,000 grant to expand its investigation of the status of the aging barrels.
The 5-mile walk will move along London Road from Brighton Beach (63rd Ave. E. & Congdon Blvd.), and end with a rally and music at Leif Erikson (11th Ave. E. & London Road). In case of bad weather the rally will take place at the (Quaker) Friends Meeting House, 1802 E. Superior St.
At 10:00 a.m. walkers will gather at Brighton Beach, just past Lester River , and the walk will start at 11:00 a.m. It will finish at Leif Erikson Park at about 1:30 p.m. with the rally and music beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Speakers for the event include Rick Defoe of the Duluth American Indian Commission, Jean Buffalo of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Committee, former Chairwoman of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Duluth City Councilor Sharla Gardner, and Wisconsin State Representative Frank Boyle of Superior. Jan Conley of the Lake Superior Greens will MC and the musical entertainers are Duluth’s own singer/songwriter Rachael Kilgour and internationally renowned folk singer David Rovics.
The event’s endorsers and sponsors include the Coalition for a Nuclear-Free Great Lakes, Earth Protector, Don’t Waste Michigan, Grannies for Peace, Great Lakes United, Great Northern Solar, Lake Superior Greens, Loaves & Fishes Catholic Worker, the Northern Futures Foundation, Nukewatch, North American Water Office, Northland Anti-war Coalition, Duluth’s Northland Reader, Seeds of Peace, the Progressive Foundation and Veterans for Peace Chapter 80. The Walk and Rally for the Lake are part of the annual Lake Superior Day celebration promoted by the Lake Superior Binational Forum. –30-