EPA Estimate for Using Subway Cars As Reefs Doesn’t Hold Water

07.22.09 Bucky Turco

733-subway01slideshow_mainprod_affiliate78 The Environmental Protection Agency has a lot of explaining to do after the state of New Jersey announced it will be permanently scrapping an ecological plan to use out of commission NYC subway cars as offshore reef building material. Although the federal entity estimated that the sunken trains would last 25-30 years, in some cases they’ve barely managed to stay intact for a few months. The Garden State drowned a total of 48 subway cars and according to an EPA spokesperson, “Out of 48, 46 were destroyed.” |PressofAC|