Factions Claim Children’s Blood Lead Levels Living Near Airport Allegedly Similar to Flint Water Crisis The County of Santa Clara alongside a coalition of community groups (often associated with anti-aviation programs) represented by Earthjustice filed a petition calling on the EPA to take steps to eliminate lead pollution from aircraft across the US. The Petition follows a study commissioned by the County of Santa Clara on lead exposure risks for 13,000 children living near Reid-Hillview Airport in East San José, which is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Various anti-airport political factions and property developers have been trying to get the airport closed down for many years — this appears to be their latest weapon.
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