Town of Milton pens August 18 letter to the FAA and Massport regarding public health concerns of constant planes over town

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Town of Milton asks the FAA and Massport for relief

The Town penned another letter to Massport on August 18th, concerning the incessant plane traffic over Milton.

The letter cites hours of constant plane noise and pollution, with a startling number of plane arrivals over Milton’s concentrated flight path – one plane every 1.4 minutes for hours on Tuesday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 8.

It mentions Milton parents taking their children to local hotels during MCAS, so they could a full night’s sleep before exams.

The Town asked the FAA and Massport to immediately implement a runway restriction plan, allowing Miltonians who live under the path to sleep without the roar of planes over their heads for seven hours, from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. It also calls for another look at outdated wind restrictions for another runway, which would allow a more fair distribution of arrivals.

58,000 planes arrived on Milton’s 4L and 4R runways last year. That’s about 39% of all arrivals going over the same homes, schools, and parks in Milton – an extremely unfair pollution distribution. Both the incessant noise and the ultrafine particles that fall from the planes on Milton’s homes and schools are linked to increased heart disease, and premature death.

You can view the full text of the letter here:

https://www.townofmilton.org/sites/miltonma/files/news/letter_to_the_faa_and_massport.pdf

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