Thousands Of Pounds Of Human Waste Found At Homeless Camp In California

Thousands of pounds of human waste and close to 14,000 hypodermic needles were reportedly found along the Santa Ana River Trail in California, which was populated by over 700 homeless people who were removed in late February (video below).

Orange County Public Works released a report on March 8 that detailed the staggering amount of debris that was removed by clean-up crews between Jan. 22 and March 3, notes the Orange County Register:

404 tons of debris
13,950 needles (approximate number based on what disposal containers hold)
5,279 pounds of hazardous waste (human waste, propane, pesticides and other materials)

Orange County Public Works published a video on Feb. 28 on YouTube of the clean-up (video below).

Most of the homeless people are reportedly being housed temporarily in local motels while county workers determine their needs for homes.

(Sources: Orange County Register, OC Public Works/YouTube)

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