Bothered by Airport Noise?
Wonder just how loud airport noise is in your neighborhood and/or other areas around Sea-Tac Airport?
Want to support efforts to monitor airport noise levels and obtain independent measurements?
For the past several months, the Regional Commission on Airport Affairs (RCAA, www.rcaanews.org) has been monitoring and recording noise in the areas adjacent to Sea-Tac Airport. This data, gathered independently of the Port of SeattleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s noise monitoring, may be useful to citizens concerned about airport noise levels, particularly noise increases resulting from the third runway.
On Friday July 17th, RCAA will be holding a community meeting; here are the details:
WHAT: RCAA Community Meeting on Sea-Tac Airport Noise
WHEN: Friday, July 17th, from 7pm to 9pm (drop by at any time, presentation will be at 7:30)
WHERE: North SEA-TAC Park Picnic Shelter, located at 129th and Des Moines Memorial Drive
INFO: Light dessert and beverages will be served.
- See the noise meter in action
- Learn about noise readings taken in your area in the winter (all three runways in use) and summer (two runways)
- Discuss Port of Seattle noise complaint line caller locations (obtained via Freedom of Information Act)
- Stuart Jenner
- Mike Jacob
- Chas Talbot
RCAA is partly funded by local cities. Donations of $5 – $10 per person would be greatly appreciated to help support specific costs of the noise monitoring, including calibration.
According to the RCAA website:
We pledge our best efforts to compel the Airport to obey the environmental rules that are supposed to govern the operation of SeaTac Airport including the new third-runway. Ordinary operations at the Airport continue to contaminate the streams that flow from its campus through neighboring communities & into Puget Sound, in violation of the permits that supposedly protect us. Safe, clean water is a vital concern to the communities near the Airport.