Port authorities: Too many vehicles failing EPA emissions rules

February 20, 2015 4:15 PM

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Port authorities: Too many vehicles failing EPA emissions rules

Between June and September in 2014, inspectors from the Environmental Protection Agency and Customs and Border Protection stopped 62 shipments at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California -- confiscating a total of 730 foreign-made engines found to be without proper pollution control mechanisms. Some of the engines were found to have leaky fuel tanks, while others had faulty exhaust pipes and valves.

The confiscated vehicles and machinery included motorcycles, gas generators, ATVs, go-karts, lawnmowers, outboard motors and more.

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