The Dakota Pipeline protesters left behind so much garbage that authorities are concerned that there could be dead bodies hidden in abandoned tents and sleeping bags.
From Legal Insurrection:
Dakota Pipeline Protesters Leave Behind Mountains of Garbage
The people who claimed they were protesting the Dakota Pipeline to save the environment have a funny way of showing it. They left behind so much garbage that the site has become a potential environmental disaster.
The Washington Times reports:
Massive cleanup underway after Dakota Access protesters leave behind environmental mess
Clean-up crews are racing to clear acres of debris at the largest Dakota Access protest camp before the spring thaw turns the snowy, trash-covered plains into an environmental disaster area.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that the camp, located on federal land, would be closed Feb. 22 in order to “prevent injuries and significant environmental damage in the likely event of flooding in this area” at the mouth of the Cannonball River in North Dakota.
“Without proper remediation, debris, trash, and untreated waste will wash into the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe,” the Corps said in its statement.
The video report below from a local news source suggests that there are up to 250 truckloads of trash to be removed and that authorities are even searching the debris for dead bodies.
Here’s the video:
That is so sad.