Thousands of killed mink are buried at Jydske Dragonregiment’s training ground at Noerre Felding near Holstebro in Denmark on Nov. 12, 2020. Millions of coronavirus-infected minks were destroyed in Denmark and cases of the disease were found elsewhere in the world. (Morten Stricker/NTB via AP)
The bodies lay in trenches just over 8 feet deep and 10 feet wide and the first meter of dead mink were covered with chalk before adding another layer underneath the dirt, according to The Associated Press.
Yet, although the mink should have been covered by at least 5 feet of soil, CBS News reported they were only buried about 3 feet deep and also close to a lake — stoking concerns about possible pollution.