Typical industrial plants located in urban, suburban, and rural communities were surveyed and their noise sources were identified. The plants were glass manufacturing, oil refinery power generating, automobile assembly, and can manufacturing. The noise at communities adjacent to these plants was recorded for five minute sampling periods during two days and nights of normal operation and during weekends. Only the automobile assembly and glass manufacturing plants are principal sources of community noise; elsewhere noise from surface transportation on superhighways and traffic near the plants either predominates or contributes equally with industrial plants. The impact of industrial plant noise on the work and the community environments, and attitudes towards noise legislation are discussed. Noise control programs for industrial plants are described, and the noise abatement technology is assessed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Goodfriend (LS) and Associates

    Cedar Knolls, NJ  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1971-12-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-68-04-0044
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM