Large shipping container removed from Whippany River after 10 years

A 20-foot long shipping container that has been in the Whippany River since Tropical Storm Irene has been removed from the water.

News 12 Staff

Aug 3, 2021, 10:54 PM

Updated 992 days ago

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A 20-foot long shipping container that has been in the Whippany River since Tropical Storm Irene has been removed from the water.
Floodwaters moved the container into the river 10 years ago. Officials say that not only has it been an aesthetic nuisance over the last decade, but it has also disrupted the river flow.
"This whole area was flooded after Irene. So it was under 10 or 20 feet of water. Nobody even knew it was there until the water receded. And then it was there right in the middle of the river. It even pushed the river aside. It blocked the river flow,” says Siva Jonnada, the chair of the Whippany River Watershed Action Committee.
News 12 New Jersey was told that dead animals and silt were found in the container.


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