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BEER KEGS-SCRAP
(2007-06-04)
(wgvu) - BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - It's getting more expensive to get a keg
of beer in Michigan.
Large breweries say they've been losing thousands of beer kegs a
year in Michigan.
They say retail beer customers have been selling off the
stainless steel barrels at scrap yards rather than returning them
for the ten-dollar deposit.
As a result, state alcohol officials have boosted the deposit
from ten to 30 dollars.
A spokesman for a Bay City scrap yard says stainless steel was
worth about 25 cents a pound in late 2005, but fetched about a
dollar-75 per pound in early May.

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