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Count on long lines of disgruntled eco-types at Toyota dealerships in the next couple of months. A fire at 'Yota's plant in Kariya City one of two that builds the hybrid with the hotcakes-esque sales figures downed the plant for a projected week. With the Japanese automaker already unable to fill timely orders for the Prius, the wait's just gonna get longer. On a related eco-note, given that the fire occurred in the paint shop area, we wonder how many toxins were released into the atmosphere during the blaze's rampage?

Fire disrupts Prius production [Automotive News]

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