Annoyance issues surrounding the mining industry can now benefit from years of smart environmental noise monitoring at airports, which brings a whole new way of looking at the problem.
Environmental capacity – a concept for our time
In our environmentally conscious age, industries like mining are facing tighter restrictions than ever before. As settlements near mines grow along with their inhabitants’ expectations, environmental noise has to meet demanding limits. Often these are set to as little as 5 dB above background levels, leaving little room for new development.
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