August 21, 2007


Board approves 6th study of runway safety at LAX (Steve Hymon, August 21, 2007, LA Times)

City airport commissioners decided Monday to go ahead with a sixth study of whether the north runways at Los Angeles International Airport are too close together, and if so, what to do about it.

A group of five studies released earlier this year concluded that the two parallel runways are too close and suggested moving the northernmost runway. Community activists fear the new study will dovetail with its predecessors and set in motion a process to push the northernmost runway -- and the resulting noise and pollution -- at least 340 feet toward Westchester and busy Lincoln Boulevard.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 21, 2007 8:15 AM
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