CHICAGO — WMAQ television here airs an extensive 2-part report early this month exposing damage to vehicles from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-run I/M-240 emissions test program, which began Feb. 1, 1999. The report features three motorists who claimed test-related damage: two for about $800 each and one for about $2700. Their claims were denied by the test contractor, whose standard explanation for the damage is “pre-existing conditions,” according to WMAQ. One of ...

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