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2009-06-19 11:06:28

The U.S. mass transit system, the largest in the world, provides affordable and efficient transportation to more than 33 million riders each weekday. The system is generally considered one of the safest modes of travel. But recent public health studies have identified several sources of environmental hazards associated with mass transit, including excessive noise, a large and growing problem in urban settings. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Washington and Columbia...

2009-06-12 13:29:00

TAMPA, Fla., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Public awareness of the health risks of industry-related noise pollution has never been higher. Industrial plants worldwide are incorporating serious sound abatement strategies into their infrastructure to protect employees and visitors from hearing loss and other medical issues raised by industrial noise pollution. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090612/FL31809 ) When supervisors at the South Broward Waste to Energy (WTE) plant in Fort...

2009-03-12 12:08:17

Authorities in Rochdale, England, said a couple's television and stereo system were seized after numerous noise complaints went unheeded. Council officials and police raided the home of Paul and Amanda Cregan and seized the couple's $3,449 TV and $620 music system, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. The officials said the noise making items were seized after neighbors repeatedly complained about the noise coming from the home even after a noise abatement order was issued in 2006, the...

2009-03-06 07:20:00

GREENWICH, Conn., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PSSR) announced today that, together with its subcontractor Harris Miller Miller & Hanson (HMMH) -- one of the world's leading aviation noise consulting firms -- it has contracted to provide comprehensive noise management solutions to Nashville International Airport. "For us, the Nashville system is a perfect application of our software. PASSUR Aerospace provides the radar data and we provide...

2009-02-02 15:01:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Era Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), today announced it has been awarded a contract by the City of Phoenix to upgrade its noise and flight track monitoring solution at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The solution will feature Era's AirScene.com NOMS (Noise and Operations Management System) and Bruel & Kjaer's 3639E noise monitors. AirScene.com NOMS allows the airport to correlate aircraft...

2008-09-29 09:00:36

By IAN SWANSON Scottish EDINBURGH Airport bosses have been urged to bring in lower noise limits for planes after a system of fines helped cut the racket endured by people living near the flightpath. Airlines currently face having to pay up to GBP 2000 if they breach noise thresholds while landing or taking off at Edinburgh Airport. The technique pilots use, particularly when taking off, can make a big difference to noise levels - just like revving up a car engine. In the 12 months...

2008-09-12 18:00:24

By Andrew Dagnell CARDIFF Airport may offer homeowners living near the runway double glazing and extra insulation because of aircraft noise. Using hi-tech equipment, aviation chiefs monitored the amount of noise caused by arriving and departing planes during the peak summer season. For two weeks in June and July, ultra-sensitive microphones were set up in Porthkerry Village and Lower Porthkerry, which are both at the end of the runway. They calculated the amount of noise created by...

2008-09-08 12:00:26

By KATHRYN TORNEY GEORGE Best Belfast City Airport has hit back at claims that aircraft noise is causing problems for many local schools. Campaign group Belfast City Airport Watch has called on Environment Minister Sammy Wilson to take urgent action following its survey. A total of 18 Belfast schools said they were concerned about the impact of noise on their school during the survey in June. However, Brian Ambrose, chief executive of the airport, questioned the findings and accused...

2008-09-08 09:00:24

By Barbara Zivica Antioch Mayor Don Freitas, backed by Councilman Brian Kalinowski, was right to disagree with the Antioch Council's decision to extend the registration deadline for owners of RVs parked on Antioch property. Those RVers have until 5 p.m. today to verify their DMV registration with the city and pay a one-time registration fee of $25. Freitas called the decision precedent-setting and said it would affect future issues that Council passes ordinances on. The problem is not...

2008-08-28 12:01:04

By LINDA McKEE Residents of two streets are appealing to Belfast City airport bosses to fund noise-proofing measures for their homes. People living in a pocket of houses under the flightpath are appealing to the airport to pay for triple glazing to cut the noise of overhead planes - but the airport insists it is under no legal obligation to do so. PUP councillor John Kyle said the residents of Connswater Mews and Connswater Grove are suffering genuine hardship as theirs are the only...


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