Pennsylvania lawmakers propose scrap tire clean-up fund

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A group of Pennsylvania legislators has unveiled legislation to clean up the nearly eight million scrap tires stockpiled in "The Keystone State."

The legislation, S.B. 1050, would provide $15 million in clean-up funds over a five-year span.

Pennsylvania is one of seven states that have more than 85% of the nation’s stockpiled scrap tires, say officials from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA).

"Pennsylvania lawmakers are on the right track with this legislation," says Michael Blumenthal, RMA senior technical director.

"A consistent funding stream has not been available for some time, which has hampered more extensive scrap tire clean up activities."

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