LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville has received $1.6 million in diesel emission grants that officials say will be used to buy diesel filters for city vehicles to reduce air pollution.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a grant of $1.17 million from its Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant program, and the Kentucky Division for Air Quality's Clean Diesel Grant program awarded $425,880 through a DERA grant.
The city says the funds will be used to retrofit diesel-powered equipment with technology to reduce pollutants.
The vehicles and equipment range from street sweepers to tractors to flood-control pumps.
The filters can remove more than 90 percent of particulate matter emissions.
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