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Eco-Warriors Once Used Old Tires In A Failed Attempt To Create An Artificial Reef

Divers are removing hundreds of old tires and debris environmentalists dumped off the coast of Southern California 30 years ago to help create an artificial barrier reef. Diving crews began cleaning up the mess earlier this month, according to the California Coastal Commission. Activist Rodolphe Streichenberger dumped the refuse in the bay in 1988 to establish an experimental, artificial reef – he fought for years to prevent its cleanup. click here to read the story ‘It just looks like a pile of trash’: Boat crew hauls tire reef out of the sea off Newport click here to read the story 09:37

Well, Here’s one way to get rid of construction debris! – State, CCA, companies team up to make artificial reef

Construction began Friday on a new artificial reef in Vermilion Bay that will stretch eight acres. Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana has gotten together with Shell Oil Co., the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Roadrock Recycling and D&L Salvage and Marine to build the reef, is using 10,000 tons of recycled brick and concrete from an old sugar mill in Baldwin, which helps keep the project’s costs down. [email protected] dailyiberian