Group challenges plan for control of airport noise

January 14, 1994

A group fighting noisy jets at Baltimore-Washington International Airport has appealed a state administrative ruling that upheld the airport's Noise Abatement Plan.

The Airport Coordinating Team yesterday asked an Anne Arundel Circuit judge to overturn a Dec. 14 decision by the state Department of Transportation's Board of Review that held that the plan fulfills a 1974 law by setting up programs to mitigate noise.

Opponents of the plan say airport officials overstated the size of the noise zone -- an area around the airport deemed too noisy for homes -- to pave the way for airport expansion. And they complain that airport officials have never considered cutting back operations to reduce noise.

But the review board agreed with airport officials, who say that airport noise is being reduced through other means.

POLICE LOG

* Brooklyn Park: Burglars broke into an apartment in the 5300 block of Brookwood Road in Brooklyn Park between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday and took a microwave.

* Brooklyn Park: Appliances and other property valued at $600 were taken from a home in the 900 block of First St. between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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