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Garden Island: Kauaiworld
Monday, November 21, 2005
may breathe easier because of engine replacement.
Some Kauaians, especially
those working for Niu Construction, may be breathing a bit easier
after an older, diesel-powered piece of construction equipment is
refitted to burn cleaner and with less pollution. U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency leaders have awarded a $135,000 federal grant to
officials with the American Lung Association of Hawaii as part of
a nationwide project to renovate old, diesel-driven vehicles with
newer, cleaner engines, to lessen air pollution on Kaua’i and O’ahu.
Pacific Business News
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
grant pays for new diesel engines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $135,000 grant
to the American Lung Association of Hawaii to replace five pieces
of diesel construction equipment with low-pollution engines.
On top of this grant, Grace Pacific will pitch in with $592,200
and the lung association $1,291. The money will go toward
replacing engines in off-highway trucks, a one-wheeled loader
and generators owned by Grace Pacific on Oahu and Kauai. This
would reduce the company’s diesel use by 12 percent and air emissions
by 50 percent.