Washington Department of Ecology

Seattle port trucks updated

In the last three months, 59 truck owners working the Port of Seattle have turned in their older polluting diesel trucks for a $5,000 scrap credit. About 85 percent of the trucks have been or are being replaced with a newer truck, according to Kathy Boucher, Cascade Sierra Solutions branch manager in Seattle. Older trucks create as much as 100 times more air pollution than modern trucks.    As of Dec. 31, 2010, no pre-1994 engine trucks will ...

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