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Eco fail: Subway car reef project disintegrates
An ambitious project to create a marine habitat out of retired subway cars is canceled after most of the cars fall apart.
Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 04:11 PM
Gee, who could have possibly foreseen this?
New Jersey has suspended the program in the face of these poor results. Delaware has reportedly found better success with their cars because they used older cars made from steel instead of the stainless steel used in the newer cars.
I can understand the appeal of programs like this -- we get to dump waste while portraying it as an environmental initiative. What politician in her right mind wouldn't want to sign on to something that's going to save money and look green?
Dumping our crap into the sea to give fish a place to live is just dumb. We continue to prove amazingly adept at screwing up our oceans.
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