noise

Posh localities among worst in noise pollution during Diwali

Date of Release: 
Oct 18 2013

Highest Diwali noise levels have consistently stayed above 95 decibels - breaching 100 at times - and the worst have been some of the posh localities in the city, shows data put out by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).

A quick look shows Malabar Hills, Colaba, Juhu, Bandra, Goregaon, Mazgaon, Wadala, Ghatkopar and Borivli have lodged the maximum decibels from 2010-2012. The highest permissible level in residential areas is 55db.

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Airport Noise Assessment in Thailand

Published Date: 
12/2011

The airport project is one of the development projects on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) requested list by law in Thailand. The airport noise impact assessment procedures are selectively proposed by a consultant whom conducts the EIA reports for the airport development project, freely. Airport noise assessment procedures have been following the Noise Exposure Forecast (NEF) for more than 50 years, proposed by the American Consultant. There is none of any rules and regulations specifying the noise descriptor and its calculation for airport noise in Thailand.

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