AUSTIN (AP) It was a rare, beautiful sight, a blue-gray sheet of aluminum sheeting floating on a seabed in the South Pacific.
But it was also the first time the aluminum in the sheet was exposed to sunlight.
It’s the result of a collision between a shipwrecked aluminum foil and a ship that capsized off the coast of Japan in 1996.
A tsunami and tsunami-caused landslide killed more than 100,000 people.
The aluminum in question was found floating in the seabead in 2010, and the Japanese government ordered an investigation into the incident.
But the case quickly unraveled.
A year later, an investigation found that aluminum was in fact a result of an explosion on a ship carrying aluminum foil, and that it was being recycled in a factory.
The investigation found no wrongdoing on the part of the Japanese manufacturer, and it was dismissed by the Japanese court.
Since then, there have been numerous lawsuits in the U.S. and Europe.
But there have also been questions about whether aluminum is actually recycled.
And it was only in May that the U:s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a statement saying that aluminum recycling was “the best practice” for all aluminum products.
That means it is recyclable, the EPA says, and recyclers will take the necessary steps to ensure that it is.
The agency said it will evaluate the issue in coming months.
In this photo provided by the EPA, an empty aluminum foil can be seen in a Japanese seabedd off the shore of Japan’s Okinawa prefecture, Japan.
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When an aluminum foil is sold, it goes through a process called aluminum smelting.
A smelter converts the aluminum into powder, which can then be used in other products, including in plastics, food packaging and fuel.
The EPA says it has “found no conclusive evidence” that aluminum powder has been used to make any kind of chemical, industrial or military product.
In a recent survey, the Associated Press found that only about 1 percent of the aluminum foil sold in the United States was actually recycled aluminum.
The rest was used in some other way.
In Japan, the only way to recycle aluminum is to burn it, the Japanese Department of Environmental Protection said.
But that is a slow process, and in 2011, a tsunami hit the area.
The tsunami triggered an explosion that sent debris into the sea and into the ocean.
Some of the debris is still floating on the seaport, where the aluminum sheet is located.
A group of fishermen and marine biologists, including marine biologist Kenichi Itoh, started a group called Japan Restoration Council, which has been collecting aluminum from the seahead for more than a year.
The group has collected about 15,000 kilograms of aluminum, which is enough to make about 10 million pieces of aluminum foil.
Japan Restoration says it collected the aluminum and is working with other organizations in Japan and around the world to collect more aluminum from seahadas.
The problem with aluminum is it is hard to recycle, but it’s possible to get recycled aluminum, said Kenichi Takada, a marine biologist who is part of Japan Restoration.
He said that there are some aluminum recycling companies that do recycle aluminum, but that most are not certified.
“I don’t think it’s good practice,” he said.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a standard that states that aluminum is a metal, which means it can be recycled.
But Takada says the standard is still under review, and he said he does not know if there is any guarantee it will be enforced.
It is also not clear if the Japanese companies who are supposed to recycle it will comply with NIST’s standard.
The issue of recycling aluminum from a ship is a big concern for Japan Restoration, because the government does not have any way to collect aluminum from ships, said David Stahl, a spokesman for Japan Conservation Foundation, a group that opposes aluminum.
In an emailed statement, Japan Restoration said it was “committed to protecting the seagulls of the sea,” but said it had no way to track whether the company was complying with NISTS standard.
It also said it is working to collect as much aluminum from Japan as possible.
It said it has collected some 30,000 metric tons of aluminum from more than 70,000 seagirds, and has plans to collect another 20,000 tons.
It says it is in talks with fishermen in Japan about collecting some of the harvested aluminum, and will be selling the rest in the near future.