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VOL. 128 | NO. 248 | Friday, December 20, 2013

Cities, Counties Get Oil Cleanup Grants

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Close to 30 Tennessee cities and counties are receiving grants to help encourage proper collection of used motor oil.

The Used Motor Oil Collection grants total more than $444,000.

According to the state Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennesseans who change their own motor oil generate more than 1 million gallons of used oil each year.

Officials say that can pollute soil and water and interfere with the operation of sewer systems if not properly disposed.

The Tennessee General Assembly authorized the Used Oil Collection Act of 1993 to assist local communities in collecting used oil and reducing its negative effects on the environment.

Equipment purchased through the grants may include containers, used oil heaters, containment structures and shelter covers.

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