tire-numbers-abcThe 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.

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