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Illinois Prison Home to Illegal Tire Dump

What do you do with 17,000 tons of scrap truck tire casings? The administration of Illinois's Logan Correctional Center has to figure that one out, says the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Lincoln Fire Department.

The veritable mountain of tire casings, equivalent to more than one million passenger car tires, is the end result of a plan to bring in tires from throughout the state to be shredded and recycled through a prison industries program. But the program has never turned a profit and has been mired in charges of corruption, inept management and broken down equipment. It now appears that the failed program will cost the DOC one heap of money for disposal of the gigantic environmental and fire hazard.

Source: Corrections Digest

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