Stretch Of A River Is Clean Again

It cost 1.2 million dollars and a lot of man hours, but now a stretch of the Big Sandy River is clean again.

Crews had to build a road just to get to the project.

Then a seven man crew spent five weeks getting 30 thousand tons of piled up bridge trash out of the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River.

Workers say the biggest problem was keeping the garbage from floating down the river.

All together, crews removed 264 truck loads of smelly river trash that was pinned against a bridge.


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  • by JS Location: Knott county on Aug 15, 2007 at 06:01 AM
    It's great to see the clean up of the river. How long will it stay clean? Just until some of the trashy people who live along it trash it again...if people would dispose of trash properly, there could be money for water systems, etc. instead of cleaning up YOUR trash!!
  • by cynthia Location: eastern ky on Aug 15, 2007 at 03:45 AM
    that is just great, i hate seeing trash in the creeks.i would like to know how you can come up with money for that but you can never come up with money for people who need city water in their homes.just because you live up a hollow doesnt mean that you are nothing although that is the way you are treated.

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