Wind committee discusses noise
In rural areas like Hammond, he continued, where traffic is infrequent and the lulls he spoke of are common, its easy to hear and locate distant noise sources. Few people, few machines and little man-made noise ...He said he expects the background noise level in Hammond to be somewhere between 25 and 35 dBA, while the wind industry, he said, says its between 40 and 45 dBA.
August 17, 2010
by Matt McAllister
in The Journal
HAMMOND - An ambitious agenda set forth by facilitator David B. Duff for Monday's meeting of the Hammond Wind Advisory Committee went beside the wayside once again as two factions - those for wind power development in the community and those against it - continued their now years-long argument.
Contained on the agenda were six bulleted items, several of which remained unresolved following Charles E. Ebbing's presentation on background noise.
Mr. Ebbing, who retired from Carrier in 1999 and said he brings 47 years of experience in acoustical engineering to the table, offered the committee a "Type 1 sound level meter," as... [continue via Web link]