How embarassing that the rest of the world is now blogging about Kuwait’s huge mistake…..

Grist

Tire fires are a nasty business, and in Kuwait yesterday, a fire broke out at a dump that held more than 5 million tires. The fire was so big that the smoke plume was visible from space:


A tire fire this big is an environmental disaster. It won’t just pollute the air with hazardous materials — it will create a small oil spill as well. Burning just one passenger car tire can produce two gallons of oil, according to the EPA, and 5 million tires could spill about 275,000 gallons of oil on the ground.

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  1. Pingback: The 5 million Tire Fire in Jahra, Kuwait « Impressions·

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