"Seattle Airport, Alaska Air And Delta Sued Over Jet Pollution"

"Neighbors of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday sued the airport's operator and two airlines over jet pollution they said is making them sick and damaging their properties.

In a proposed class action lawsuit filed in Washington state court, residents who live within five miles of the airport claimed pollution including benzene and lead from jets taking off and landing has caused a spike in cancer and heart disease rates, and contaminated their homes.

The residents asked for an order forcing the Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines to establish a fund for medical monitoring to help screen for diseases. They also want the court to order the defendants to pay to clean up their properties, which an attorney representing them estimated could cost over $1 billion."

Clark Mindock reports for Reuters April 19, 2023.

Source: Reuters, 04/20/2023