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Revised report expected on Vt. impact of F-35
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Air Force is expected to release a revised draft of an environmental impact statement about how basing the F-35 fighter jet in Vermont would affect the area around the Burlington International Airport.
The Air Combat Command is expected to release the report Friday.
Supporters of basing the planes in Vermont say they would guarantee more than 1,000 well-paying jobs.
But opponents argue the planes would are significantly louder than the F-16 aircraft they are designed to replace.
The revised report is expected to take into account how population growth around the airport will affect how many people who live in zones where the sound is especially bothersome.