More Than 22,000 Pounds Of Trash Removed From The Tennessee River

Posted by Sama in News On 20th April 2021
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A non-profit organization has been working on cleaning the beach and has removed more than 48,000 pounds of trash from the river in 2021 and approximately 215,000 pounds since forming in 2016.

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More than 22k pounds of trash was removed from the Tennesse river during the cleanup in Alabama and Tennessee last month. 

A non-profit organization, Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful, reported that around 75 volunteers worked together to remove around 11 tons of trash from the river including plastic, barrels, toilet seats, and tires.

 

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The non-profit organization provided the following totals from the four clean-ups, which involved the removal of over 22,172 pounds of trash:

  • March 20 / Roane County, TN / Watts Bar Lake / 9,426 lbs. removed
  • March 21 / Knoxville/Louisville, TN / Fort Loudoun Lake / 6,286 lbs. removed
  • April 9 / Rogersville, AL / Wheeler Lake / 3,345 lbs. removed
  • April 10 / The Shoals, AL / Wilson Lake / 3,115 lbs. removed

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Volunteers at two clean-ups in Alabama removed the following sort of trash:

  • 218 bags of trash
  • 19 tires
  • 43 feet of barge line
  • 369 lbs. of random plastic
  • 48 square feet of Styrofoam
  • 10 lbs. of scrap metal
  • 4.5 55-gallon barrels
  • 6 trash cans
  • 2 toilet seats
  • 1 mini fridge
  • 1 television set

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A spokesperson for the non-profit organizations says the volunteers have removed around 48,000 pounds of trash from the river in 2021 and approximately 215,000 pounds since forming in 2016.

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According to Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful group, the cleanup series now puts them more than halfway to their goal of removing 100,000 pounds of trash from the Tennessee River watershed this year; to date, more than 200 volunteers have removed 56,698 pounds of trash at its cleanups in 2021.

Photo: Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful
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