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Michigan DEQ awards grants for scrap tire re-use

LANSING (WKZO) -- Universities and local governments are sharing over 2.5-million dollars in grant money from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The money is earmarked for road projects that turn scrap tires into rubberized asphalt.

The largest grant is going to Michigan Technological University at nearly 1.2-million dollars, while Michigan State University is receiving 500-thousand. Lapeer and Saginaw counties are receiving grants along with the Village of Birch Run and the cities of Clio, St. Clair, St. Johns and Vassar.