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Army Corps outlines next steps to rid Park Point beach of shredded aluminum

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DULUTH, MN -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers laid out the next steps toward eventually clearing pieces of shredded aluminum from the Park Point beach.

The aluminum ended up there in fall 2020, when the Army Corps placed dredged material on the beach to help with erosion issues.

The army corps took responsibility but said it wasn't intentional.

This week, the Army Corps got the go-ahead to survey how widespread the problem really is.

"Our survey will systematically detect where the debris is, will establish the location, extent, the density, the depth of the metal can debris both above and below the water line," Lieutenant Colonel Scott Katalenich, said.

Once the Army Corps finished the survey, they'll choose a clean-up plan.

They'll present that to the city and eventually begin the project.

The Army Corps and Park Point residents have also spent months picking up any debris they find walking along the beach.

Briggs LeSavage

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