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Congress will hear Navy jet noise measure

Congress is posed to require the U.S. Navy to measure the real time sound levels of the AE Growlers jets flying at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, organizers from the Sound Defense Alliance told twenty five people attending a meeting at the Camano Island Library Nov. 16.

Mark Lundsten recounted that Rep. Adam Smith (D., Seattle), chair of the US. House of Representatives Armed Services and his staff have inserted language in this year’s national defense authorization expected to be passed in December.

Lundsten summarized the public health hazard the noise creates, saying new engines on t...


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