Army National Guard helps clean illegal dump at game refuge

Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ANCHORAGE - An illegal dump site at the Goose Bay State Game Refuge got some attention over the weekend.

KTUU-TV reports the Army National Guard partnered with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Sunday to clean up debris that had been dumped over decades.

Refuge manager Joe Meehan says household construction waste, dead pets, TVs and furniture had been dropped at the site.

National Guard Pvt. Desiree Henrich says she spotted refrigerators, cars and old computers.

She was one of about 60 soldiers who helped remove roughly 20 tons of garbage.

The refuge is in Upper Cook Inlet on the west side of Knik Arm across from Anchorage.

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