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(CNN)Air pollution is deadly:
(CNN)Air pollution is deadly: A new study links exposure to it to more than 107,000 premature deaths in the United States in 2011.
Particulate matter, or particle pollution, is the mix of solid and liquid droplets floating in the air, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. It can come in the form of dirt, dust, soot or smoke.Particulate pollution comes from coal- and natural gas-fired plants. Cars, agriculture, unpaved roads, construction sites and wildfires can also create it.
When I first started to investigate the airport noise problems in southern Maryland, I did not know anything about the north landing at DCA. We have problems with NextGen that are unique. For the north landing, ATC at DCA direct airplane to fly due south of DCA as far as La Plata Maryland. the aircraft then make a 180 turn and fly to DCA. I have counted as many as nine aircraft lined up to land at DCA. The aircraft uses GPS signals and electronics on each aircraft to broadcast their position Each aircraft and the ATC knows where each plane is at any given moment. Using this technology, the DCA ATC can bring in each aircraft to land at DCA one after the other. This process reduces the amount of time it would have taken to bring in aircraft in a given period. From my research, the process is somewhat automatic and requires less control from human air traffic controllers. The FAA prefers the north landing due to fewer resources required. I believe another reason they favor the north land…
Urban noise pollution is worst in poor and minority neighborhoods and segregated cities Nation Oct 7, 2017 3:43 PM EDT https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/urban-noise-pollution-worst-poor-minority-neighborhoods-segregated-cities
"Most Americans think of cities as noisy places – but some parts of U.S. cities are much louder than others. Nationwide, neighborhoods with higher poverty rates and proportions of black, Hispanic and Asian residents have higher noise levels than other neighborhoods. In addition, in more racially segregated cities, living conditions are louder for everyone, regardless of their race or ethnicity..... Scientists have documented that environmental hazards, such as air pollution and hazardous waste sites, arenot evenly distributedacross different populations. Often socially disadvantaged groups such as racial minorities, the poor and those with lower levels of educ…
- Congressman Raskin And Others Request GAO Study Of Noise Impacts From NextGen, June 19, 2019 Rep. Jamie Raskin yesterday joined 28 other Members of Congress in requesting that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate "how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has considered community noise impacts while implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) in major metropolitan areas," including the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.