Grant For Shredder Will Attack BR Tire Dumping Problem

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A big federal grant will allow officials in East Baton Rouge in fighting a major problem that contributes to the growth of the mosquito population.

The Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control office was recently awarded $500,000 to buy an industrial shredder which can shred tires.

Tire piles are a growing problem and they are perfect nesting and breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Officials say there are thousands of tires dumped all across the community.

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