20 years later, a small Maine town finally found a way to solve its 27,000-ton carpet dump problem

After sitting abandoned for 20 years, 27-thousand tons of plastic carpet are in the beginning processes of being removed. The pile, located in an old rifle range in Warren, Maine, is being transported to a local cement plant who uses such materials to burn for fuel. The disposal is being funded by the Department of Environmental Protection, but with such a massive amount, risks only being partially disposed.

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