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Helicopter Noise In DC Region To Be Focus Of New Study

Posted on Jun 07,2019
Filed Under Local Politics , Politics,
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The federal government will study helicopter noise in the DC region. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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By Emily Leayman

WASHINGTON — The federal government will conduct a study on helicopter noise in the DC region, members of Congress announced.

Six members of Congress from the DC region requested a study in a letter earlier this year. The letter acknowledged the importance of helicopters for military, law enforcement and medical purposes but called for strategies to reduce the negative impacts of the noise.

"Many of our constituents live with the impacts of regular helicopter noise that interrupts sleep patterns, causes their homes to shake and negatively impacts their quality of life," the letter reads. "While disturbances from helicopter noise have been a longstanding problem for some, others have noted recent increases in the frequency and severity of helicopter noise in their neighborhoods."

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