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24,000 Tons of Trash Left Behind at DAPL Protest Camp

Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, Pool DAPL protest camp
The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services has announced that the cleanup of the site cost $1 million and 24,000 tons of trash was removed from the site.

Last month, the Standing Rock Environmental Protection Agency, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dakota Sanitation & Roll-Off Service Inc., Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. and other local organizations started working to collect and haul waste leftover at the site to a Bismarck, N.D., landfill by using machinery like loaders, dump trucks, an excavator, skid-steers and roll-off trucks.

Now, a month later, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services has announced that the cleanup of the site cost $1 million and 24,000 tons of trash was removed from the site.

The New American has more information:

So much for “environmentalists” really caring about the environment.

The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (DES) said on Tuesday that a Florida-based clean-up company it hired to clear trash, waste, and debris from the Oceti Sakowin camp protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline has already run up a bill of $1 million after hauling away from the site 24,000 tons of trash, garbage, rotting food, tents, teepees, sleeping bags, dozens of empty propane tanks, human excrement, and several automobiles. They also left behind two dogs and six puppies, apparently abandoned.

Read the full story here.

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