Midland Fire Department Inspecting New Fuel Tanks at Gas Stations

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A brand new way of protecting the environment may soon be rolling down our highways.

Within the next couple months, a product called Diesel Exhaust Fluid will be poured into commercial trucks reducing harmful emissions.

This new formula requires special tanks at fueling stations.

This week, the Midland Fire Department has been checking local service stations, making sure they're ready for the big change.

The fire department says truck stops across the U.S. will be installing these new tanks.

So far, they've inspected the plans for the pilot truck stop on I-20 by the airport.

The new process will be ready for diesel trucks by the beginning of 2010.