According to a report at Wisconsin Public Radio printed in the Duluth News Tribune this morning (Friday, August 17, 2012), the Defense Department/Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa barrel retrieval from Lake Superior project is completed. I took these pictures on Tuesday, August 14th as the tug Champion/barge Kokosing came under the Aerial Lift Bridge, presumably with 70 barrels on board that they retrieved and will now test. While they were working in the Lake, the U.S. Coast Guard established a 700 foot safety zone around them. There was no safety zone as they came into port on Tuesday, so we assume we were safe, although they have not yet tested the contents of the barrels. As is said by officials whenever there is an incident at a nuclear power plant, ‘… at no time was the public in any danger.’ The tug/barge departed Duluth this morning at 6:47. See previous report here on August 7, previous report here on August 6. Click pictures for larger version.