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Minneapolis et al versus the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
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PMID:  19355108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The city of Minneapolis has a law protecting the quietude in various land use areas, including residential areas. In this legal action, plaintiff asserted that the Metropolitan Airports Commission was adversely and significantly affecting the quietude of the residents in the 60-65 DNL zone and that a 5-dB noise insulation package in homes in that zone would ameliorate the situation. There were four tasks for plaintiff's expert witnesses; (1) Define quietude; (2) Show that without the airport quietude existed in the 60-65 DNL zone; (3) Quantify the impacts including annoyance, speech interference, and sleep disturbance; and (4) Quantify the benefits of a 5-dB noise insulation package. The results were a negotiated settlement for $128 million.
Paul Schomer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  125     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2628     Citation Subset:  IM    
Schomer and Assoc., Inc., 2117 Robert Dr., Champaign, IL 61821,
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