Jets’ roar a constant irritant for some near Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) – Some people who live near the Atlanta airport say noise makes their lives miserable, and conditions could get worse as the airport grows.

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has nearly 2,500 arrivals and departures daily, with a takeoff about every 45 seconds during busy periods.

Burness Davis lives in the Clayton County community of Conley. He tells Atlanta Journal-Constitution the noise is “excruciating.”

College Park residents voted this month to urge Congress to direct the Federal Aviation Administration to develop new noise exposure measures and authorize new funding for insulation in affected areas.

In surrounding areas, cheap apartment rent is a main attraction. But, noise can disrupt sleep.

Hartsfield-Jackson has logged 143 noise complaints so far this year compared to 107 for all of 2015. About half came from two people.

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