Southeast Ohio School District Awarded Grant To Control Bus Pollution

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A Pike County school district has been awarded a nearly $10,000 grant to install pollution control equipment on its buses. 

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that Waverly City Schools will receive $9,714 to install diesel oxidation catalysts on six buses.

The agency awarded a total of $277,885.53 to eight school districts across the state as part of the Clean Diesel School Bus Grant program, which will help school districts install pollution control equipment on 75 buses and install idle reduction technology on 68.

A spokesperson for the agency said the equipment is expected to eliminate 262.2 pounds of fine particle pollution, and more than three tons annually in carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons.