OTA CITES BENEFITS FOR ENVIRONMENT IN OLD AUTO SCRAPPING

Scrapping old, high emission automobiles could be a feasible way to reduce urban air pollution in the U.S., says the congressional Office of Technology Assessment. OTA, in a study for Congress, said older vehicles produce a disproportionate share of total U.S. vehicle air emissions. Data show that cars of 1971 or earlier vintage make up about 3.4% of total auto registrations and only 1.7% of miles driven yet produce 7.5% of the hydrocarbon, 7.6% of the carbon monoxide, and 4.7% of the nitrogen

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