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Add It Up - Airport dirt

The dirt on Hartsfield-Jackson's fifth runway

Number of years it took to design the new fifth runway at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport........................... 20

Number of arrivals the airport currently handles in a one-hour period, during good weather..................................... 98

Number of arrivals the airport will be able to handle with the additional runway........................................................ 135

Cost to construct the runway........................ $360 million

Tons of dirt needed to construct it................. 21,600,000

Amount that the city of Atlanta paid contractor C.R. "Ronnie" Thornton in 1999 to supply the dirt... $2 million

Number of other contractors whom former Mayor Bill Campbell allowed the city to consider................................. 0

Amount Thornton illegally contributed to Campbell's re-election campaign to secure the contract........ $130,000

Amount of the fine Thornton had to pay after he was convicted in 2001 of bribing Campbell................. $10,000

Months that Thornton was sentenced to spend in jail for his crime.................................................................................... 0

Number of hours Thornton spent testifying against Campbell at Campbell's federal corruption trial earlier this year..................................................................................... 2

Months that Campbell could serve for his recent tax evasion and mail fraud convictions................................... 27

Sources: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Hartsfield-Jackson News, Atlanta Business Chronicle