Air pollution and noise presentation given at Milton’s spring Town Meeting

Air Traffic Abuse presentation - Milton, MA's May 2017 town metingAir Traffic Abuse presentation - Milton, MA's May 2017 town meting
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Milton continues to be unfairly pummeled by Massport and the FAA

According to a presentation by Milton’s Massport Community Advisory Committee Representative Cindy Christiansen, the number of complaints of sleep deprivation, air traffic pollution, and constant noise have tripled for the first three months of 2017, compared to the first three months of 2016.

In fact, the first three months of 2017 have been the worst three months for air traffic abuse in Milton, of all time.

Air traffic pollution and noise complaints in Milton have already tripled since 2016

Air traffic pollution and noise complaints in Milton have already tripled since 2016

Cindy Christiansen also reported that repairs and maintenance to 4R/22L will cause runway closure from May 15 through the end of June, and nightly through the summer

Milton’s Noise Levels:

Extracted from the US Department of Transportation’s noise map, this image shows the impact of the runways over Milton and why some areas of town are affected dramatically, while others experience close to no noise.

Extracted from the US Department of Transportation's noise map, this image shows the impact of the runways over Milton. Noise levels are shown lightest to darkest, yellow to red/pink.

Extracted from the US Department of Transportation’s noise map, this image shows the impact of the runways over Milton. Noise levels are shown lightest to darkest, yellow to red/pink.

Our MCAC rep expects the following will happen as a result of the closure:

  • Increased arrivals to Runway 4L in a GPS path that runs parallel to the path to Runway 4r (about 1500-2000 feet to the west)
  • Increase arrivals to Runway 4L using visual approach that typically occur over the Hyde Park border of Milton
  • A reduction in arrivals using the path to Runway 4R; Side-step to Runway 4L around U Mass Boston
  • A small reduction of arrivals over those sandwiched between Runways 4R and 4L

View the entire presentation here.

Not happy with the air traffic abuse of you and your neighbors?

Here is what you can do:

File a Massport complaint form online: www.massport.com/environment/environmental-reporting/noise-abatement/noise-complaints/ .. or call the

Massport Complaint Line: (617) 561-3333

Join the local grassroots organization fighting for fair air distribution across the region.

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