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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Division of Enforcement, Environmental Analysis Section
Records of Duane Gebken, chief of the Environmental Analysis Section, primarily concerning the section's responsibility to monitor Project ELF, a controversial submarine communications system to be located in the Chequamegon National Forest, and the Army Corps of Engineers' plans to deepen the navigation channel of the Mississippi River below Lock and Dam 26 at Alton, Illinois. The records of Project ELF which was also known as Project Sanguine, 1968-1974, and Project Seafarer, 1975-1978, include documentation about several state government committees responsible for public safety concerns and the environmental impact of the project; fragmentary records of the Natural Resources Board documenting its participation in the controversy; correspondence from individuals and organizations such as the State Committee to Stop Project Sanguine and Stop Project ELF; a transcript of the 1983 legal case Wisconsin v. Caspar W. Weinberger; and Judge Barbara Crabb's decision. The Lock and Dam 26 files include correspondence, memoranda, clippings, information on the suit brought by the Sierra Club to halt construction, and extensive comments from DNR personnel on the Corps of Engineers draft environmental impact statement.