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Are right now out of this super -- standing damaging and destroying tens of thousands of cars we talked about this right the boats the cars all of the stuff.
That was left in the wake of this storm and now -- New York airport runway.
Has become a massive parking lot is automobile graveyard is generating millions of dollars -- never know and some controversy as well Rick Leventhal live in -- long.
Today so -- -- they have no place to land a plane there.
That's right or the cowards and executive -- -- actually closed for the winter and it's owned by the count of Riverhead which is way out east.
A New York's Long Island N Riverhead figured out a way.
To make money off of all of this -- renting that taxi ways and runways.
Two insurance auto auctions corporation which has filled this airport.
With thousands and thousands of vehicles damaged during hurricane sandy that -- -- 70101000.
Are nearly fall of cars and trucks some noon on more than ten years old the vehicles.
Being auctioned off online every day buyers have to be recyclers -- builders or dismantle -- they have relations and register with the state.
And the auctioneers are paying that down.
3200 dollars every month for every acre of space.
That it's using for a total the -- said the two point seven.
There were 230000.
Cars damaged or destroyed during hurricane Danielle 150000 total losses but that means 80000 cars.
Can still be picked up and driven again Martha.
What is -- -- I mean you can look at that led to some people claim that these cars are actually hurting the environment.
Well environmentalists say that this airport sits on top of an.
-- for that supplies the town and the rest of Long Island with -- drinking water and presumably.
What's above ground.
-- what's below ground the water come from below ground and their vehicle sitting above it.
They could be leaking things like castor oil or any freeze in their concerns that -- won't -- -- comes out of the taps.
Road -- is the third.
Largest contributor to -- ground water pollution on Long Island and these people have gone to the center over the islands.
Most pristine drinking water supply and put some 35000.
Wrecked vehicles and truly bad idea.
Well that sounds says there are 151000 not 35000 cars they're all parked on pavement they're all inspected every day.
And they'll all be done in three to six months -- an interesting story I thank you so much track now to a --
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