T.F. Green Airport will soon be getting a brand new look. An approved project by the FAA will extend the main runway which will allow for heavier planes to take off and travel further across the country.
Councilman Steve Merolla is all for the economic benefits of the expansion, but also has some concerns for the city of Warwick.
There is concern for the residents who are in jeopardy of losing their homes. Another issue is run off from the airports de-icing material, glycol. Due to the airport outflow, fish and clams have been killed and beaches have had to close. A soccer field and softball field will also be taken by the airport.
Merolla hopes the FAA will re-examine these issues before they move forward with the expansion.