Learn All About the MTA's Program That Dumps Old Subway Cars Into the Ocean

We’ve show you photos of it before, and at first glance, it looks like the MTA is polluting our oceans by dumping aging, asbestos-filled subway cars off the coasts of U.S. Atlantic Ocean states. But the MTA says the program is actually beneficial to ecosystem, replacing damaged natural reefs with artificial ones instead.

It looks like an environmental nightmare: Dumping old subway cars to rust away on the ocean floor. But the MTA says it creates new marine ecosystems.

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Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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