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Given disposal options 50 years ago, U.S. Army decided to dump munitions-filled barrels in Lake Superior

Published 03/03/2013, Duluth News Tribune

The 25 barrels recovered last summer from the depths of Lake Superior were dumped there 50 years ago under orders from the U.S. Army. Inside were scrapped cluster bombs — a new weapon considered top-secret by U.S. officials. But exactly who floated the idea of dumping the scrap bomb parts into Lake Superior remains unclear.

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