Laguna, A Soot Free Town

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After the El Toro military airport was closed all commercial airplanes adjusted their route to fly directly over Laguna Beach. Their exhaust, which rained on our town contained seven carcinogens: benzene, hexane, toluene, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, plus a small amount of lead. When I wiped the glass table in our courtyard every three or four days, the rag was black. We breathed this stuff.

No more. Through the efforts of the City Council, and in particular Toni Iseman, it took a lot of diligence and perseverance to negotiate with federal and state agencies to convince them that our town is a resort community and cannot tolerate being poisoned. We thank everyone involved in this endeavor.


Peter Weisbrod, Laguna Beach

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