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Vt. F-35 opponents talk of noise problem

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Opponents of a proposal to bring F-35 fighter planes to Vermont's Burlington International Airport are warning about what they feel are the dangers posed by the noise the aircraft would make.

More than 150 opponents of the plan attended a Tuesday meeting where some speakers claimed the noise threat is greater for children who live or go to school near the airport.

The meeting came a day after the South Burlington City Council reversed an earlier decision and voted 3-2 in favor of the F-35s.

The F-35s are louder than the Air National Guard F-16s they would replace.

The Burlington Free Press reports that at the Tuesday meeting, South Burlington emergency care doctor John Reuwer says the planes are bad for children, the only question is how bad.

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