[VIDEO] Why New York City Dumps Old Trucks and Subway Cars into the Ocean

In 2008, photographer Stephen Mallon documented the dumping of 44 decommissioned subway cars into the Atlantic Ocean. Today, 2,400 cars line the ocean floor in six states from New Jersey all the way down to Georgia. But the list of materials being dumped doesn’t stop there: it includes fishing boats and parts of a New York bridge. In an effort to figure out why these materials are being dumped into the harbor, we talked with a marine biologist from New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation.

via Cheddar

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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