Air & Noise Levels

The following measurements reflect the human experience of noise and air pollution at Beacon Hill.  These are made possible by the El Centro EPA Collaborative Problem-Solving Project CA 01J27101 regranting process.  

[1] 35,000 residents
~80% people of color
46.8% API
17.6% Africans/Blacks
8.5% Latino
4.2% Mixed 1.1$ Other
44% born outside USA
1 of 5 low income

[2] air & noise emission
+ I – 90 (120k vehicles daily)
+ I – 5 (250K vehicles daily)
+ Rainier Avenue daily emissions
+ MLK Way daily emissions
+ 200,000 airplane landings in 2016 link to landing path visual on right box
+ airplane take-offs

[3] air pollution:
– asthma, – reduced lung capacity
– eyes/nose/throat/lungs irritation
– cancer
noise pollution:
– stress, – annoyance
– sleep disturbance – lower math/reading
– heart problems

[4] co-founder of/active in
Front & Centered

[5] Noise: City Law: 55 day, 45 night max decibels (dB)
FAA Law: 65 dB (simulated annual average)
BH: Avg 45-55 dB. With aircraft 70+ dB
Jefferson Park west slope: Avg 70.07 with 78.7 highest dB
Kimball Elementary: Avg 74.3 dB with 95.7 highest dB
Cleveland HS: Avg 81.6 dB, 94.6 highest dB
Plaza Maestas Low Income Housing avg 72.85 highest 98.2 dB

[6] US law allows for mitigation $
for those next to airports.
BH is under fixed landing path. (Link to AirPaths over BH)

[7] Double international flights
Triple air cargo
Passenger increase 2017 47M to 66M in 2034

[8] 12-2-18 Presentations
Quieter Skies Puget Sound Debi Wagner
Vashon Island Fair Skies David Goebel

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