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Thomas Torjusen
18-02-2007, 20:47
A mile offshore from this city's high-rise condos and spring-break bars lie as many as 2 million old tires, strewn across the ocean floor _ a white-walled, steel-belted monument to good intentions gone awry.

The tires were unloaded there in 1972 to create an artificial reef that could attract a rich variety of marine life, and to free up space in clogged landfills. But decades later, the idea has proved a huge ecological blunder.

Read full story at Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/16/AR2007021601006.html).