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Boeing 757 readied for recycling

The ecoDemonstrator 757 airplane, originally built for United Airlines in 1990, is torn apart on Wednesday. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

A Boeing 757 is dismantled for recycling after its airline and research life ended. In just over two hours, a contractor cut the plane into small pieces at a Moses Lake facility. The aluminum will be shipped to Tacoma, where it will be shredded by a recycler.

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