$110K EPA grant helps pay for 5 cleaner school buses in Reno

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County School District has won a federal grant to help replace polluting school buses in the Reno-Sparks area.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday the district will receive $110,000 to replace five older buses that burn diesel fuel.

It's among 76 new buses EPA hopes will be replaced as part of a larger $755,000 grant to be shared with school districts in California, Oregon and Washington.

EPA officials say the new buses are 90 percent cleaner.

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