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New York Dumps Hundreds Of Old Subway Cars Into The Ocean, Then I Saw The SHOCKING Reason Why…

By Karly Carpena
March 3, 2016

Photographer Stephen Mallon captured this series of pictures over three years to document this remarkable project! But before you jump to any conclusions, make sure to scroll down…

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Barges loaded with old subway cars are carried out off the coast of New York.

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The subway cars are then lifted and pushed into the ocean using a crane.

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But there is a deeper purpose, other than what you might think. They are not polluting the ocean…

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Each subway car will fall to the ocean’s floor and assimilated into the ecosystem.

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Every metal pipe, edge, ridge, and corner provides surface area for coral ecosystem.

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Here’s what it looks like after 5 years…

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…and here’s what it looks like after 10 years.

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