Oil Spill Boom Being Recycled to Create Chevy Volt

December 22nd, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) General Motors is literally making history with it’s innovative methods for using the oil soaked booms which were used during the Gulf Oil Spill crisis, and using them to make parts for the new Chevrolet Volt.

The announcement came from General Motors that the huge booms, which were drenched with oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico are being recycled and used in order to manufacture parts for the Volt. The BP Oil Spill occurred after an oil rig, The Deepwater Horizon, had a massive explosion on April 20, 2010, killing Adam Weise, Aaron Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Roy Kemp, Jason Anderson, Stephen Curtis, Gordon Jones, Blair Manuel, Dewey Revette, and Shane Roshto.

So far, Checy has managed to use one hundred miles of the boom which would have been one hundred thousand pounds of plastic resin. This resin would have ended up in the landfills of the country, if Chevy had not found a use for them. The booms are cleaned, processed, and molded into new car parts for the Chevy Volt.

So far this year, General Motors has managed to recycle two and a half million tons of wastes such as scrap metal, cardboard, wood, batteries and machines, and has made a profit of two and a half million dollars from the sale of the recycled items.

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