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Airport battles, Aviation noise

Burlington International Airport: A neighborhood’s future is up in the air

Web video blog Stuck in Vermont covers a local aviation justice battle in this great video on the plight of South Burlington airport neighbors:

“Burlington International Airport has grown in size over the years and this means an increase in noise for the South Burlington residents that live nearby. Under an FAA relocation program, the airport has bought about 120 homes in the areas surrounding the airport that are within the 65-decibel noise zone. Demolition permits are pending for 57 of these properties and are currently held up in appeals.

But what happens to the residents who remain in this ever-evolving, partially vacant neighborhood – whether they are eligible for the relocation program or not?”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkF1La-e3YI]

About Anirvan Chatterjee

Anirvan Chatterjee is a bibliophile, technologist, and climate activist from Berkeley, California.

Discussion

One thought on “Burlington International Airport: A neighborhood’s future is up in the air

  1. This dovetails nicely with the F-35A issue from the last post. F-35A’s on BTV’s property will increase the noise level and therefore increase the number of homes that will qualify for the FAA’s buyback program, likely resulting in further decimation of nearby communities.

    Thanks for posting this! 🙂

    Posted by Kai Mikkel Forlie | May 31, 2012, 5:45 pm
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