The Subway Graveyard Of The Atlantic.

The Subway Graveyard

While looking at the magazine “PM”, I ran across an extremely interesting article concerning the subways of NY and their disposal.

Ways to get gone them.

Just what exactly can you do with older subways? You can either lower them up with devices and reuse the metallic. But imagine if the wall space and floors are usually polluted with asbestos (utilized as fireprotection)? Properly, just throw it in to the Atlantic!? Enraged environmentalists couldn’t believe this notion. Think about nature!? Well, specifically that was the idea: nature should benefit from this “weird” concept.

That can’t end up being good.

Today, even more that 1.200 old subways lie on underneath if the Atlantic and also the environmentalists trust this crazy plan. You’re probaly thinking a similar thing I believed at this stage: “Which means you can’t reuse the steel due to the asbestos, however throwing it in to the ocean is okay?!” Well, here’s the way the situation looks: All of the wheels, windows, doorways and lubricants are usually cleared off the subways until just the covering is still left. The asbestos continues to be but many researchers have discovered out, that it’s no risk to the under drinking water life (I’m still not really convinced but ok…). Simply off the coastline of NJ, Delaware and Virgina, massive derricks after that throw the skeletons in to the drinking water.

Their new lease of life.

When the subways sunk to the bottom, their new life starts. New guest appear and relax there. Where before there is just sand, there now could be an synthetic reef. Environmentalists are pleased with this, but still say that pets should reside in their organic habitats…

My estimation: Out of view, out of thoughts.

It’s very clear that should you throw something in to the water, fish along with other animals should come. But (which is a huge but), why do we've the right to utilize the sea as our dumping surface? Just lately I posted articles about the Excellent Pacific Garbage Patch, and although the subways may be more “animal helpful” than plastic, the result is still exactly the same: We human beings want to get gone our garbage and for that reason use every possible possibility to do this; “Out of view, out of brain” is all I could say to that. Over time, it’ll all keep coming back in any case…

Subway Graveyard. © Photo credit score: Stephen Mallon.

Photo credit © Stephen Mallon.

Subway Graveyard. © Photo credit score: Stephen Mallon.

Photo credit © Stephen Mallon.

Subway Graveyard. © Photo credit score: Stephen Mallon.

Photo credit © Stephen Mallon.

Subway Graveyard. © Photo credit score: Stephen Mallon.

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