Association insists on eliminating night flights in Lisbon

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Renewable, Regional · 17-01-2021 10:00:00 · 2 Comments

The president of the environmentalist association Zero has insisted that the existence of night flights at Lisbon Airport "is completely unacceptable" and stressed that "noise kills".

"People may think 'I'm used to the noise', but our brains are disturbed even without being woken up by the noise from the planes," argued Francisco Ferreira, speaking at a meeting of the Permanent Commission on the Environment and Quality of Life of the Lisbon City Council (AML)

The president of Zero was heard as part of a petition that entered AML in 2019 entitled "Portela Airport: we want to be informed and heard about its impacts".

Ferreira noted that measurements made by Zero indicated that noise exceeded the established limits, and only in the measurements made in March 2020, already during the Covid-19 pandemic, was compliance with the values recorded.

The limits are 65 decibels during the day and 55 decibels at night, he said. However, measurements made by Zero in July 2019 indicated that in the Campo Grande area those values were exceeded by 10 decibels, both during the day and at night.

"For us, the most urgent measure that can be carried out without any problem, especially in times of pandemic, is to end night flights and respect the noise limit at night between 11pm and 7am", he insisted.



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Comments:

Whilst on the subject they need to ban flights anywhere near Albufeira.
It is a disgrace that the largest tourist centre in Portugal has to endure this pollution.

Why is the Algarve just used as a cash cow without any regard for environmental impact from Flights,over development,noise,litter,diesel fumes?

By James from Algarve on 27-04-2021 10:39

stupid people have mouths

By rod from USA on 17-01-2021 02:56
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