Do people ever wonder what lies under an old canal after 15 years? Some kind of fish? Trash? What's on the bottom of this canal shocked every local.
KAMI saw this story on upworthy.com and we got surprised to see a bunch of things under this canal. For the first time since 2001, the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris was drained so it could be cleaned, and the photos of the operation do a pretty neat job of answering that question. A lot of what workers have found so far is kind of fascinating. And definitely not pretty. It's either the remains of the most off-the-wall holiday party ever or a real-time look at a decade and a half of pollution.
Here is what the canal looks like on an ordinary day. Do you have any idea what's on the bottom of this?
To start the drainage process, a dam was lowered into the canal.
Workers have to go in and dig out all the fish before anything else could happen.
And carry them gently to safely.
Moments later, the clean-up crew got to check all the stuff that the canal has been hiding including... a suitcase.
A traffic cone..
A shopping cart..
An office chair..
..and more bikes..
A couple of upturned tables..
A shopping bag, a chair, and some sort of.. a bedspring?
Atleast one can of heineken..
A bunch of wine bottles and twisted metals..
And basically, just generally, a collection of the grossest trash on Earth.
So there's a lesson here, people.
Waterway pollution kills over a million seabirds, more than 100,000 marine mammals, and costs billions of dollars — dollars that could be better spent elsewhere — to clean annually.
So stop throwing your trash everywhere.
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