How to destroy the cars of the New York subway
• How to destroy the cars of the New York Metro
Almost all the cars written off the New York subway awaits the last great journey. First to dismantle them carts, windows, doors, trim and hardware part, remove all hazardous materials and technical liquids. Something will go to the dump, something in the processing, but something will be sold to the public.
Then gutted cars properly disinfected steamed and loaded onto barges that will take them into the open ocean. Among people who are fond of the New York subway, it is called the 'barge of death. " At the destination, the cars will be dropped overboard, sank to the ocean floor, and will soon be home to thousands of fish and marine organisms.
Not all the cars get to the bottom. Part of the reserve for subsequent use for business purposes, and is often given to the transport museum or stored in a depot.
The program to create artificial reefs emerged as to the company ITA (it operates metro) faced the problem of disposal of a large fleet of cars, produced in the 60s. In their production used asbestos-containing materials, making recycling the usual way uneconomical. Then they decided to drown. It is believed that asbestos is harmful only when exposed to air and water it supposedly loses hazardous properties. Not everyone agrees, but the government gave the green light, and cars began dropping in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Since the beginning of the 2000s in this way it has disposed of 2 580 cars.
The company AIT claims that dumping cars into the ocean, they have saved more than $ 12 million.
The same "death barge":
Wagons sank along the coast from New Jersey to Georgia.
In the 26 miles from Delaware beaches have an artificial reef Redbird. Redbird - is the name of a series of wagons New York subway, the side which were once painted in a deep red color to combat graffiti. To create this reef on a small area of 714 cars were flooded, 86 tanks and armored vehicles, 8 tugs and barges, and nearly 3000 tons of wheels of trucks. For 7 years the fish population there increased by 4 times.
Artificial reef of the cars of the New York subway: