Tyres Hang Around – PostScript

June 20, 2007 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Sure old tyres are difficult to get rid of.

Those who read the article titled “Tyres Hang Around” are aware of the experiment that took place off the Florida coastline, where 700,000 tyres were dumped into the ocean to create an artificial reef. Well, it didn’t work, as Victorian authorities discovered to their cost with a similar trial at Geelong harbour.

But the Americans have seen the error of their ways, and are doing something about it. They sent down a team of military divers to return the tyres to the surface, for disposal by incineration. They only have 698,800 tyres to go! Seems getting them back is not quite as easy as dumping them overboard.

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