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Fines Preservation That Ecologically Manages Gravel Runway Dust

In Air Travel, Fines Preservation®, Gravel Runway by Steve Vitale

The Alaska DOT&PF operates almost 300 remote gravel runways for commercial, charter and private air traffic. One of the DOTs’ needs in operating these runways is to minimize the gradual loss of vital fines. These fines are one of the sources of fugitive dust that impacts the health of neighboring populations (e.g., U.S. EPA PM10 and PM2.5 requirements) and aircraft …