NJ troopers to go car-fishing with help of robots

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey State Police plan to go
fishing next month - car fishing.
Environmentalists say dozens of cars and trucks have been shoved
into the lower Hackensack River over the years, polluting the
northern New Jersey waterway with gasoline, oil and antifreeze.
Members of the Hackensack Riverkeeper organization have been
working with police to locate the submerged vehicles.
State police scanned the river bottom with sonar devices this
week to pinpoint the cars' exact locations. Next month, divers and
underwater robots will attach air bags to lift them to the surface
so they can be hauled off.
Authorities hope to identify owners and prosecute them for
abandoning their vehicles.


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