Archive for November, 2009
ICAN, a local construction waste management and recycling company is the recipient of a $21,750 grant from NC Division of Air Quality. The company used the program to assist with the purchase of a new excavator and to re-power an existing loader with a more efficient engine. The equipment is used to move recycled materials at its construction waste recycling facility located on Eastern Blvd. Last year the company recycled more than 7,000 tons of mixed construction waste at this facility. The recycling equipment consumed more than 11,000 gallons of diesel.
In October 2008, the Division of Air Quality was awarded a Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Grant by the US Environmental Protection Agency for $750,000. These funds established the NC Clean Construction Leading to Early Adoption of Diesel Emission Reductions (LEADER) Program. The purpose of the NC Clean Construction LEADER program is to help clean up North Carolina’s construction diesel engines through the funding of equipment replacements, engine re-powers or engine upgrades. Older diesel engines contribute significantly to air pollution in North Carolina.