10 Jul '18, 4pm

Indiana school districts focuses on student health with propane buses

Indiana school districts focuses on student health with propane buses

The district announced on Thursday that it had received the grant from the Indiana Office of Energy Development and U.S. Department of Energy. That money will go toward the purchase of five propane school buses that will replace five diesel buses. Once the process is complete, the district will have 14 propane-powered school buses, several of which are supplied by manufacturer Blue Bird, and is looking to acquire more. Ron Farrand, CCSD director of facilities and transportation, told Fox 59 that students congregate twice daily around a group of running school buses. Gabe Filipelli, a Department of Earth Sciences professor at the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, confirmed to the channel that constant exposure to diesel emissions is equivalent to smoking nine packs of cigarettes a year. “Diesel emissions have a pretty profoundly negative impact on people,” ...

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