Monday, April 02, 2007

The Green Death

Two related items:

Building a Toyota Prius causes more environmental damage than a Hummer that is on the road for three times longer than a Prius. As already noted, the Prius is partly driven by a battery which contains nickel. The nickel is mined and smelted at a plant in Sudbury, Ontario. This plant has caused so much environmental damage to the surrounding environment that NASA has used the ‘dead zone’ around the plant to test moon rovers. The area around the plant is devoid of any life for miles. (HT: ZendoDeb)


For instance, what about all the new compact flouresent lights, each light tube has a couple of drops of mercury when you toss that CF bulb, you spread a little mercury around.

It's for the children, you know.

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