SFO receives grant for aircraft noise abatement
Bay City News Service
February 15, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BCN) - Bay Area residents
living near the San Francisco International Airport got their
own special Valentine's Day gift, as it was announced Tuesday
that the Federal Aviation Administration will grant SFO $869,000
for aircraft noise abatement.
The office of U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo-San Francisco,
reported that SFO will receive the money to expand its noise monitoring
system, which keeps track of flight takeoffs and landings.
"We need to keep an eye on the decibel level so that we
can know whether residents are being needlessly accosted by airport
noise," Lantos said in a statement.
According to Lantos' office, there are currently 24 noise monitoring
units in communities surrounding SFO. In addition, as part of
SFO's home insulation program, over 15,000 homes, 8 churches,
and 7 schools have been soundproofed throughout San Mateo County,
according to an SFO Web site.
More information on San Francisco International Airport's aircraft
noise abatement procedures is available on the Web site, http://www.flyquietsfo.com.
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