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There is a lake filled with poop in Afghanistan—and it is going to stay that way for the near future. “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. Poo Pond is being drained and all evidence of the infamous pond promises to be gone by April 2013.

It doesn't exist officially. “By early winter, most of the pond area near the intersection of … “Newcomers to KAF in April 2013 will have no idea the Poo Pond was ever here and they’ll have no idea what the pond ever looked like,” said a NATO spokesperson in the news release. After being partly treated in the “poo pond,” a lagoon on the western side of the airfield, it is piped into the nearby fields.

Sea Domination: International Allied Carrier Strike Group Assembles. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Employees of ATCO Frontec Europe skim Kandahar Airfield’s Poo Pond on Sept. 13. Go poo pond!! The smell gets whipped around the base by the desert wind and, yeah, ugh. 1st Class Erick Studenicka, 117 Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. The full United Kingdom (UK) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) assembled at sea on 04 October, 2020. It seems like there is nothing they can’t do, including taking a swim in the cesspool at Kandahar Air Field. Thank you. “If the number of residents on Kandahar airfield drops early next year and the mechanical grease separator is installed,” Studenicka said, “it's likely the residents on Kandahar airfield in spring will witness the end of an era—the long-awaited closure of the poo pond around mid-2013.”.

We hope you’ll support us. “Although the description of its smell can never be over-exaggerated,” said Sergeant First Class Erick Studenicka, “reports of malodorous Poo Pond's demise were premature.” Instead, they’re looking toward the middle of next year as a drainage deadline. The Kandahar Airfield boardwalk, for a decade the surreal yet comfortingly familiar heart of the biggest NATO base in Afghanistan, is closing down. We will not share your email with anyone for any reason. But the Poo Pond has earned a hallowed place in the annals of war and will never be forgotten. Kandahar Airfield's iconic Poo Pond, seen in this aerial photo taken on Nov. 26 is not going to disappear anytime soon because the new wastewater facility on Kandahar Airfield … Drone footage shows ruins of former ISIS city, Air Force appears again on superhero TV show, Back to the future: Tankers saving fighter pilots has happened before, B-52s drop bombs in Florida for exercise Combat Hammer, Air Force: Don’t troll political campaigns on social media, Super Bowl 50: F-15s to patrol skies after Blue Angels flyover, Conan’s Al Udeid trip to air on TBS Monday, ‘The Air Force Awakens’ in Star Wars parody trailer, Double Transgender Military Couple Attended Recent LGBT Pride Event at White House | The Penn Ave Post, Transgender troops attending White House LGBT Pride event, Why Military Families Should Embrace Pride Month, Terminal Lance - Terminal Lance “Happy Easter!”, So long ‘Terminal Lance.’ Hello ‘Terminal Airman’, Here's How The Military Pranked Everyone On April Fools' Day.

The last of the infamous Poo Pond’s visible cells will be drained in January because it contains kitchen grease and other materials that require special disposal. The waste recycling pond at Kandahar Airfield, Nearby cities: Kandahar, Chaman, Pishin Coordinates: 31°29'28"N 65°50'18"E. Its contents form a kind of brownish bog — a swamp, if you will. Check out Military.com's original video series today.

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At the American-run Kandahar airfield, the wastewater treatment plant is designed to handle waste from 25,000 people—but the airfield is currently home to around 30,000.

The sea of human waste at Kandahar Air Field known as the “Poo Pond” is finally being drained! Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. I really love to take long walks along the poo pond beach. The next day, black water from three of the Poo Pond’s cells started being transferred to the new wastewater facility, which will be fully operational by Oct. 1. You will receive the item as shown in the first photo.

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. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Jimmy Moreland has written a song dedicated to the poo pond at the US Air Force's Kandahar airfield in Afghanistan, but how to get rid of the stink pit is causing a real headache. The plant is also currently unable to process cooking oil and grease.

Poo Pond was built as the sole waste water treatment facility on the base; coalition forces began managing waste water treatment on the airbase in 2007.

Cell one will be the last visible cell. Jimmy Moreland has written a song dedicated to the poo pond at the US Air Force's Kandahar airfield in Afghanistan, but how to get rid of the stink pit is causing a real headache. As for today...I am very, very thankful for all of our OUTSTANDING security force professionals for keeping the rest of … The sea of human waste at Kandahar Air Field known as the “Poo Pond” is finally being drained! So, the excess “waste material,” along with the oil and grease, ends up in a nearby cesspit. Help fund our award-winning journalism with a contribution today. An AC-130 gunship and UH-60 helicopter light up the night as troops on the ground work a laser illuminator. In September, NATO Support Agency officials said Poo Pond Kandahar Airfield's iconic black water retention pond for the majority of the past decade would be drained throughout autumn and eventually be retired because it was no longer needed in conjunction with the opening of the state of the art Deep South Waste Water Treatment Plant in the southwest corner of the airfield.

Find more newsletters on our newsletter sign-up page. Each cell will need three to four weeks to dry, after which the remaining sludge will be removed and the dried sub ponds can be backfilled. There is a lake filled with poop in Afghanistan—and it is going to stay that way for the near future. The big source of entertainment at KAF is the Boardwalk.

To inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventure, discoveries, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends and events that make up an active lifestyle. Plans were in place for the lake to be drained by the end of this year, but that won’t be happening. Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. Photo by Sgt. It provides such a lovely smell across all of Kandahar, but it is really best up close and personal.