Deepwood Dump - Trinity River Audubon Center of Dallas
Out of Deepwood - a film:
The Building Community Workshop (www.bcworkshop.org), a Dallas based nonprofit community design center, has created a very well done and thorough documentary that tells the story of the environmental law case regarding the Deepwood Dump, Cox v. City of Dallas, the neighborhood's fight for justice, and the creation of the Trinity River Audubon Center. You can find more information and the trailer for the documentary here: www.outofdeepwood.com
The below linked videos, photos and articles are surveillance and news coverage of the Deepwood Dump in Dallas, Texas before it became the Trinity River Audubon Center of Dallas. United States District Judge Barefoot Sanders, Northern District of Texas, found the City of Dallas liable for creating and maintaining this illegal solid waste landfill next to a middle class, Black neighborhood in southern Dallas. Judge Sanders supervised the remedial proceedings and is given the major part of the credit for turning this hazardous site into the current Trinity River Audubon Center of Dallas. The videos, photographs, and documents were exhibits in the judicial proceedings.
March 8, 1997: News video footage of the fire at Deepwood Dump, the largest illegal landfill in Texas. Dallas Fire Department chief Dan Watson describes the entire site as 80 acres, and that they are concerned with a fire area of solid waste of approximately 30 to 40 surface acres with a height of 30 feet. He estimates cleanup time as two to three weeks with an approximate cost of one million dollars. The Deepwood Dump was later converted to the Trinity River Audubon Center as a result of the lawsuit Cox v. City of Dallas, 256 F.3d 281 (5th Cir. 2001):
May 17, 1995: Video surveillance of the Deepwood Dump, the largest illegal landfill in Texas. The Deepwood Dump was later converted to the Trinity River Audubon Center as a result of the lawsuit Cox v. City of Dallas, 256 F.3d 281 (5th Cir. 2001):
Application for Search Warrant describing the conditions and operation of the illegal landfill: Application for Search Warrant
United States EPA Criminal Investigation Division Report of Investigation - Herman Nethery Landfill 1996 (the Deepwood Dump): United States EPA Criminal Investigation Division Report of Investigation - Herman Nethery Landfill 1996