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C****ed Glass to be spread on Beaches

August 27, 2007
If this works out it will be beneficial for the environment.
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clipped from apnews.excite.com


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Picture a beautiful beach spanning miles of coastline, gently lapped by aqua-colored water – and sprinkled with glass.


Faced with the constant erosion of Florida’s beaches, Broward County officials are exploring using recycled glass – c****ed into tiny grains and mixed with regular sand – to help fill gaps.

Sand to replenish eroded beaches is typically dredged from the ocean floor
with reef preservation restricting future dredge sites, sand is becoming scarce.
while organic material degraded over the years, the glass broke up and became smooth as it tumbled in the surf. The area is now known locally as Glass Beach. Another dump site in Hawaii produced similar results,

Recycled glass also has been used for beaches along Lake Hood in New Zealand and on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao.

Some people are raising caution flags.

“There’s no way that you can predict all the environmental consequences of an action like this,”
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