Federal program left millions of tons of waste in junkyards
(NEWSER) – "Cash for Clunkers" made America cleaner, right? Not according to a report that says the scrapping of old vehicles left a shocking amount of twisted metal in junkyards—some 3 million to 4.5 million tons of waste,RawStory reports. The feds touted the program as pro-green because Americans were turning in low-mpg vehicles for fuel-efficient ones that would pollute less. But here's the problem: Old engines had to be destroyed rather than recycled so they could never end up on the road again, reports EMagazine.
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