Florida Green Project Turned Into Eco-Disaster

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The “scientific experts” who want us to believe that they and they alone can save the planet, are just as capable of coming up with crazy ideas that do just the opposite. In this case, an eco-savior project turned into a total eco-disaster. If Technocrats were held fully accountable for their actions like the rest of society, they would not be so quick to assert themselves.

Environmentalism is a disaster.

CBS Evening News reported that Ft. Lauderdale found itself in an ecological disaster after a local government sponsored the dumping of millions of tires in the city’s waters. In its Dec. 16 broadcast, CBS said that used tires, originally intended to form artificial reefs for new fish, dispersed and created an untenable living space for the city’s wildlife.

Military and private boats littered Ft. Lauderdale’s ocean floor with used tires after government officials sponsored a massive dumping project that ruined the ocean’s habitat. “It started as a way to get rid of tires clogging up landfills back in 1970,” CBS reporter Barry Petersen explained. “Up to 2 million tires bundled by metal clips were dumped here to create an artificial reef.”

The project’s designers thought transplanting millions of used tires would form an artificial reef and attract new fish. But as the metal rings holding together the tires dissolved, so did hopes of a viable habitat for new fish. Moved by currents and storms, the tires not only failed to provide a stable home for fish, but they damaged an actual reef that could have been home to new wildlife.

“The hope was that they would spur coral growth and attract fish. All good for the environment. Really good idea, really bad outcome,” Petersen said.

The state of Florida hired Industrial Divers Corp. of Fort Lauderdale to remove the tires. Despite government efforts to clean up the mess, however, CBS reported that only 160,000 tires will be removed.

Several decades ago, fishing captains sought a better habitat for Ft. Lauderdale waters in hopes of attracting more fish. Around the same time, clogged landfills struggled to deal with an excess of used tires. As a solution, the non-profit Broward Artificial Reef Inc. (BARINC) proposed dumping tires in the ocean to create an artificial reef.

The project seemed like a great idea at the time. Both the Broward County government and the US Army Corps of Engineers endorsed the endeavor. Goodyear Tire and Rubber even provided equipment for the project, and dropped a gold-painted tire in the water as celebration. But for all the support and celebration, the project turned out to be a big flop.

A former employee of BARINC Ray Mcallister reportedly lamented the terrible outcome of the tire-dumping idea. “The really good idea was to provide habitat for marine critters so we could double or triple marine life in the area,” McAllister said according to the Associated Press. “It just didn’t work that way. I look back now and see it was a bad idea.”

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We told them when they set out to do this to CHAIN THOSE TIRES IN HUGE GROUPS so if it did not work they could be reclaimed easily !!!!! Damn fools would not listen to anyone. In large piles they would have build towers for coral to build behind them blocking the currents strength

Mike Bromley the Kurd
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“The hope was”…..yes, hope. Hope that it turns out OK. Doofuses.