SEATTLE -- The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says it has removed 200 old, polluting trucks from the road through a program resembling Cash for Clunkers.
Owners with old, heavy-duty diesel trucks that service the Port of Seattle can turn them in for either $5,000 or the blue book value, whichever is greater.
The agency said Thursday that the buyback program improves air quality. Scrapping 200 trucks removes
2.8 tons of toxic particle
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pollution from the air each year.
The program also uses grant money from the agency, the Port of Seattle and the state Department of Ecology.