Latest Metals Recycling Stories

2008-08-19 15:00:51

By Mark Reynolds Dense piles up to 20 cars high at Metals Recycling meant firefighters had to douse the fire one car at a time, says the Johnston fire chief. JOHNSTON -- Local officials called for new safety measures at a car-recycling yard yesterday in the wake of a fire that consumed an estimated 600 crushed vehicles, billowing smoke and pollutants into the atmosphere. The stacks of cars at the Metals Recycling plant off Oakdale Avenue are too high and they are positioned too close...

2008-08-18 18:00:23

By Randal Edgar; Tom Mooney JOHNSTON -- Firefighters from four communities scrambled into the late evening to snuff out a fire yesterday that sent columns of black smoke into the sky from piles of burning cars at a scrap metal plant. The fire broke out at about 2 p.m. in stacks of junked cars that had to be pulled apart so firefighters could get at them with water and put out hundreds of individual fires -- a painstaking process that was expected to go well into the night. Smoke from...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.