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Kandahar Air Field Poo Pond defies attempts to close it

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While the mainstream media remains fixated about whether U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014, we at FlightLines remained focused on the continuing saga of the “Poo Pond” at Kandahar Airfield, which was supposed to be closed a long time ago. Last September, it appeared the foul-smelling lagoon would finally be drained, but then officials said it would have to remain open through at least mid-2013. Once again, it looks like the famous cesspool cannot go quietly into that good night. “With respect to the Pooh Pond, the work to remediate the site has been contracted but execution of…

The end of the 'Poo Pond' is nigh

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O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The sea of human waste at Kandahar Air Field known as the “Poo Pond” is finally being drained! “By early winter, most of the pond area near the intersection of All-American Boulevard and Louisiana Road promises to appear just like any other non-descript vacant plot of land on KAF,” a triumphant news release announced on Thursday. The process of exorcising the Aegean Sea of excrement began on Sept. 3, when sewage suction trucks began using the new Deep South Water Waste Water Treatment Plant, the news release says. The next day, black water from three…

The end of the ‘Poo Pond’ is nigh

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O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The sea of human waste at Kandahar Air Field known as the “Poo Pond” is finally being drained! “By early winter, most of the pond area near the intersection of All-American Boulevard and Louisiana Road promises to appear just like any other non-descript vacant plot of land on KAF,” a triumphant news release announced on Thursday. The process of exorcising the Aegean Sea of excrement began on Sept. 3, when sewage suction trucks began using the new Deep South Water Waste Water Treatment Plant, the news release says. The next day, black water from three…

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