Neville Island companies, municipalities can upgrade diesel fleets thanks to $750,000 grant

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Companies and municipalities in and around Neville Island can upgrade their diesel fleets at little or no cost, thanks to a $750,000 grant from the Allegheny County Clean Air Fund.

The Allegheny County Health Department announced the program today.

"The emission reductions will result in cleaner air not only on Neville Island but also in several downwind communities, such as Avalon and Bellevue," Health Director Karen Hacker said in a statement.

The program will provide up to 100 percent funding for diesel retrofits, including installation of particulate filters and oxidation catalysts, which filter diesel equipment's exhaust emissions.

Funding of up to 75 percent is available for diesel engine repowers, meaning the installation of a newer, cleaner engine, and rebuilds, meaning the restoration of an engine to its original manufacturing standard or a more recent standard.

Grants are also available to upgrade on-road and off-road diesel equipment.

Applicants must be headquartered on Neville Island or operate within an adjacent community to be eligible.

More information, or to submit an application: visit or contact Alaina Conner at or 412-578-8106.

First Published June 19, 2014 12:00 AM

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