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Chevy Volt components to be built from Gulf of Mexico's oil-soaked booms [w/video]

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Dec 20th, 2010 at 7:25PM

There's really no way to positively spin the disaster that took place in the Gulf of Mexico when BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded and leaked untold millions of gallons of oil into the ocean. That said, it seems that General Motors has figured out a way to "creatively recycle" an estimated 100 miles of oil-soaked plastic boom material. If not recycled, much of this material would likely have ended up in landfills, and we'd much rather see it reused under the hood of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt than buried under the ground to rot way over several lifetimes. Specifically, GM... Read More

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