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Regarding the photo of the bales, full of holes (http://media.oregonlive.com/environment_impact/photo/garbagebalesjpg-05f796033a43ac7b.jpg)
This is what they look like BEFORE shipment? Kind of hard to believe they'll stay sealed during the entire trip. I see they have attempted repairs using duct tape - that really instills confidence in the whole idea!
I did some googling on this and found this quote (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/us/23garbage.html):
"Thinking the approval was imminent, the company began collecting garbage in September and shrink-wrapping it in plastic.
For a time they stored the garbage at the docks, drawing complaints about gnats from neighboring businesses. Then they began storing it in a yard in an industrial park here in Kapolei."
Drawing complaints about gnats from neighboring businesses - the bales cannot be sealed all that well if they are attracting (or releasing?) gnats to the point that it causes the neighbors to complain.
I guess Wiliam McDonough is right - "away has gone away" (http://books.google.com/books?id=E7dHf3DuyfEC&pg=PA27&lpg=PA27#v=onepage&q&f=false)
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