Alcohol-Laced Energy Drinks Recycled Into Ethanol
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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
Alcoholic energy drinks may prove to be useful after all. Drinks like Four Loko have been pulled off the shelves. They were supposed to provide a boost of energy, but since they have alcohol, federal officials said they'd make a lot of wide awake drunks. Now, wholesalers are recycling. They're sending cases of the drink to a Virginia company. It will be turned into ethanol. It's apparently suitable for the car, even if it's no good for the driver.
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