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Flights Rain Fuel Exhaust

Editor:

Dennis Lockwood’s letter “One Flight Too Many” in your last edition (Letters, April 12) struck a familiar note.

Ever since the closure of the El Toro Marine Air Station, we are subjected not only to the noise of dozens of overflights daily, but also, even more importantly and damaging, to the emissions of tons of toxic remnants of spent fuel that rain down on our town. I noticed that three days after cleaning our outdoor patio table my finger is blackened after rubbing it over the surface. This is the stuff we breathe every day!

   Would it not be possible to divert the flights over the northern part of Camp Pendleton?  Of course, it would cost the airlines a few pennies more to take this longer route. But wouldn’t it be the right and a healthier solution?

 

Peter Weisbrod, Laguna Beach

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