By Good News Network
Friday, February 09, 2001
The 6.5 million tires recalled by Bridgestone/ Firestone from Ford Explorers in August, 2000 are being put to good use by Waste Management, Inc.
The defective tires are being chipped down to dinner-plate size and used on the bottom of a new 12-acre landfill to keep toxins from leaching into groundwater.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is also burning some of the tires for fuel — each tire providing the equivalent of seven gallons of oil.