EPA-required filters 'make fire trucks break down'
Fire trucks don't do enough long-haul driving to get hot enough to burn soot away
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Fire trucks across the country are breaking down at record rates because of faulty filters the Environmental Protection Agency forces them to use.
The EPA forces every diesel-powered vehicle to have a filter to keep soot out of the air, including fire trucks.
The filters usually burn off soot before clogging the engine, but fire trucks don't do enough long-haul driving to get hot enough to burn the soot away.
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