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3.5 Tons of Trash Pulled From Missouri 60-Foot Sinkhole Cave | Missouri News

Ste. Genevieve County, Mo. (AP) — Volunteers have eliminated 3.5 million tons of rubbish from a sinkhole collapse southeast Missouri in a single day.

The Missouri Department of Conservation mentioned Friday the main focus of the current challenge was an space of Ste. Genevieve County the place dissolving bedrock has fashioned sinkholes, springs and caves.

Volunteer cavers together with Boy Scouts and group targeted on a 60-foot (18.29 meters) pit, eradicating 250 discarded tires and different trash.

“Dumping trash and other refuse in sinkholes and caves will ultimately end up in our waterways,” mentioned Jason Crites, a fisheries administration biologist with the division. “I encourage people to refrain from dumping, especially in these locations.”

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Ste. Genevieve County is about 60 miles (96.56 kilometers) south of St. Louis.

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