acidic lakes that destroy data casings.
“There are firms that say they will collect your old casings and destroy them en masse. They haul them out into the desert and bury them in acidic lakes. Because there are so many casings, it takes a long time for them to break down. There are people, like myself, who take advantage of this. We go data fishing, scooping up casings from this acidic slurry and seeing if they can be salvaged or repaired and the data subsequently retrieved.”