The Tennessean is reporting state auto dealers asked for almost $51 million in reimbursement under the Cash for Clunkers program.
The program provided up to $4,500 cash for trading in a lower gas mileage vehicle on a new one that gets higher gas mileage.
Federal officials said 700,000 older vehicles are being taken off the roads through the program. Under federal rules, those vehicles must be destroyed.
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