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Watering Down Airport Waste

The airport in Portland has installed water collection drains for passengers to dump liquids before getting on their flights. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Portland)

Three years ago, the Department of Homeland Security passed new regulations. If you're a regular flyer, you know them well: no more bringing your drinks on the airplane. It turns out that this ruling isn't just inconvenient for us it's also inconvenient for the environment. Deena Prichep reports on the beverage restrictions, and what one airport is doing about it:

The Federal Aviation Adminstration

An archived TER story on airlines

Producer: Deena Prichep
Release Date: August 5, 2009
Running Time: 3:16

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