Dozens of families suffering from the effects of pollution generated by the new runways at Madrid airport have been given brand new homes by the Spanish airport authority.
Residents of Las Castellenas in San Fernando de Henares complained that their lives were being ruined by the noise and stench of kerosene. The AENA authority then agreed to relocate them.
A total of 70 families have now started moving into their new homes.
“My life is much better now,” said one woman. “I don’t have to shout to talk to you. In the other house we were shouting all the time.”
The relocation has cost AENA 6.5 million euros.
Other communities are now set to challenge the authority over pollution in their areas.