24 May '11, 1pm

@GM Doubles Recycling of Gulf Oil Spill Booms. Good job!

General Motors’ plans to turn oil-soaked booms from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill into air deflectors for its Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has far exceeded expectations, the car company said yesterday. GM has recycled 212,500 pounds of booms, more than double the 100,000 originally projected, and more than enough to make a production year’s worth of air-deflecting baffles. The company announced last December that it would use more than 100 miles of booms from Louisiana and Alabama oil spill sites. So far, GM and its supplier partners – including Heritage Environmental , Mobile Fluid Recovery ,and GDC, Inc. – have reused 227 miles of the material. This has saved 29,000 gallons of water and oil from entering the nation’s landfills and prevented 149 tons of CO2 equivalent emissions from entering the air, the car company said. “GM decided to offer assistance by collecting boom...

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