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trash pile, Patapsco River, south shore near mouth, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland 1 | by Alan Cressler
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trash pile, Patapsco River, south shore near mouth, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland 1

I am often saddened by things I witness when I am out-of-doors. This actually sickened me. I know one can find this kind of scene almost anywhere but I seem to find it too often. To me this is the worst environmental blight facing the earth right now. I think the Federal Government could balance the budget by levying a $0.50 per container tax on any disposable liquid container. Or even better, force a $0.50 deposit on each disposable drink container. Give them some value. The sad thing is, what is visible in this image is only a very small fraction of what was actually there. The litter deposit was two feet thick and extended as far as I could see.

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Taken on March 24, 2011