Behind the Scenes: Junkyard River

The Merrimack River serves as a water source for six surrounding communities but officials have been continuously pulling cars and other garbage out of the water.

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Just some of the trash that is in the river.
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The before photo of one of the cars nicknamed, "Crusty" that was pulled from the river.
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The after photo of "Crusty."
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A grey heron appears near the river.
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Just some of the trash that is in the river.
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More trash washes up on the banks of the river
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There is trash underwater as well.
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Wildlife is unable to survive due to the extreme pollution.
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Needles were also found in the river.
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More needles found near the river.
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More needles found in the river.
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Parts of Lawrence, Massachusetts, get their water supply from the river.
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The river in Lawrence, Mass.
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Waste along the Merrimack River in Lawrence.
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Another floating tire in the river.
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An oil slick from the river.
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A parking meter recovered from the river.
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Sonar shows more trash in the river.
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Rocky Morrison is the founder of the Clean River Project.
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necn investigative reporter Karen Hensel with Rocky Morrison.
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It has been 30 days since Rocky has put the sign on land asking for volunteers to help fund the project.
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