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CEH: Negotiations Begin For CA Leaded AVgas Settlement

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Center for Environmental Health (CEH) director of research, Caroline Cox, told AVweb Thursday that aviation interests and CEH have started negotiations that could lead to an out of court settlement regarding the use of leaded avgas in California. According to Cox, "virtually all" the cases CEH has pursued in its 15 years have ended in settlements. Legally, CEH is entitled to 25-percent of any civil penalties imposed as the result of a settlement or court judgement. At issue is California legislation aimed to protect residents from toxins, which CEH says applies to leaded aviation fuel. Cox says she's not aware of any studies performed specifically in California that show elevated levels of lead in children living near airports, but referenced a North Carolina study.

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