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Unformatted text preview: is affecting the Florida coast. I think the recreational-fishing groups should have studied deeper the consequences of placing rubber in the ocean, a non-biodegradable and a toxic material, in salt water. For example, how long it would take until the tires and nylon bonds to start falling apart, and how the chemicals in the tires and ties would disturb human, plant, and animal life. They should have spent more time considering structures that would not collapse and destroy the real reef. If they would have spent more time on this then, maybe they would not have to pick-up 36 acres of what is now trash. They must now spend resources, like time, energy, money, and people to clean-up what became an ocean floor “dumping” ground, or just an underwater tire “cemetery”....
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This document was uploaded on 10/31/2010.
- Spring '09