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New Runway For Heathrow Gets Green Light In U.K.

An airliner comes in to land at Heathrow Airport on Aug. 11, 2014 in London. Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the third busiest in the world. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
An airliner comes in to land at Heathrow Airport on Aug. 11, 2014 in London. Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the third busiest in the world. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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The British government today approved a plan to build a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport despite concerns about air pollution, noise and the destruction of homes in the capital's densely populated western neighborhoods. The project is expected to cost nearly $30 billion.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Rachel Horne, a BBC reporter who's tracking reaction to the controversial decision

Guest

Rachel Horne, business reporter for the BBC. She tweets @bbcrachelhorne.

This segment aired on October 25, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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