San Jose Aiport Pollutants Survey Short Story
Neighbors who live near San Jose's Reid-Hillview Airport have been living with noise and air pollution for many years. Now a new study commissioned by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has found definitive proof that lead from the leaded fuel exhaust of small aircraft constantly flying overhead has entered the bloodstream of resident children. With this evidence in hand, the tireless efforts of community advocates to close the airport seem closer than ever to succeeding.
Produced by Rick Bacigalupi