Environmental issues as far as end of life vehicles are concerned, occur at both the disposal ground as well as the shredding facility. If hazardous fluids and materials are not handled properly, the end-result can lead to the hazardous contamination of nearby soil and ground water supplies.
FACT: One inappropriately handled liter of engine oil has the potential of contaminating up to one million liters of water.
A murre damaged by oil and found in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.
The area is winter feeding ground for over 30 million seabirds.