Crews clear 24,000 tons of trash left by Dakota pipeline activists

Since clearing out the #Dakota Access Pipeline campsites, clean-up crews have disposed of more than 24,000 tons of garbage left by #activists.

A contractor hired by North Dakota’s Emergency Services Department is clearing away the #trash, waste (including human excretes), and abandoned debris from the Oceti Sakowin, Rosebud, and Sacred Stone campsites.

The cost to taxpayers: a whopping $1 million dollars.

North Dakota is keeping visitors updated on its NDResponse Facebook and YouTube pages, noting the site is “nearly complete.”

They also have videos of the trucks, crews, and bulldozers collecting and hauling away staggering amounts of rubbish.

Other videos show workers towing away abandoned vehicles, propane tanks, and trailers.

An environmental disaster

North Dakota is trying to remove the trash and debris before the rains begin, as the campsite sits on the floodplains.

If the waste isn’t cleared away, the leftover sludge and garbage would get carried away into nearby rivers, creating an environmental disaster. That has accelerated work crews to clean up the camps.

Items left behind include toxic chemicals and heavy oils that would spoil the watershed.

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    G

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    This says it all. These people who were declared as noble heroes by the MSM are nothing of the sort. What kind of environmental crusader lives in their own garbage and excrement and THEN expects someone else to clean up their disgusting mess? This kind of fraud is emblematic of the entire leftist eco-movement.

    I’ll ask again… What do these people do for a living? Who supports their families? Are they funded by the likes of eco-socialist billionaires like George Soros and Tom Steyer, or are they “protesting” at the expense of taxpayers like us?

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    Amber

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    They should have taken an imprint of their mommy and daddies credit card to bill these
    little shit head hypocrites . Why should tax payers pay to clean up after snow flake temper tantrums . Time to grow up and get a job pumping gas or slinging burgers like the rest of us had to do or is that to politically incorrect ? Go back to Berkley for further brain washing .

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    4TimesAYear

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    People need to think about that figure for a wile. 24,000 tons. Not pounds Tons.

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    JayPee

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    Typical leftist gutter trash.
    They probably had a crash course in leftist hygiene
    from Mikey Moor.

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    Edmonton Al

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    If those aboriginals get government funding, then the cost of removal should be deducted from there funding, PLUS a big fine for littering.

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    Sonnyhill

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    Gaia ‘s got cooties.

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    rhee

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    How in the h311 can a few hundred people generate 24 kilotons of garbage in the course of a few months? I thought they were ardent activists sacrificing their personal well being to sit out on a desolate prairie to oppose a natural disaster. Seems there wasn’t much sacrifice going on.

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