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Sen. Ted W. Lieu, left, is joined by consultant Theo Cline and Jennifer Zivkovic, district director. (Photo by Lorie Shelley).

Recommendations from researchers about how to reduce residents' exposure to aircraft toxins were among the testimony heard Wednesday at a senate committee hearing on the Santa Monica Airport.
By Jenna Chandler

Cutting the number of large aircraft that zoom in and out of the embattled Santa Monica Airport may help reduce neighbors' exposure to toxins, researchers said Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Santa Monica Airport pollution could prompt legislation, Lieu says

December 01, 2011

L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in


Lead, ultrafine particles and other aircraft emissions at Santa Monica Airport could pose health risks for residents in the surrounding neighborhoods, scientists said Wednesday evening at a hearing in West Los Angeles.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO: Should Santa Monica Airport be saved or shuttered?

November 30, 2011

KPCC Airtalk

The future of Santa Monica Airport is up in the air. The 30-year land and building agreement with the FFA is set to expire in 2015. Now, Santa Monica City Council must decide what to do with the 227-acre space.

Santa Monica city officials say this will release them from their obligation to operate the facility as an airport. But the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn’t agree. They claim the city must operate the airport indefinitely per a 1948 "instrument of transfer."

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