FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Initiatives to Reduce Noise at the Wando Welch Terminal Empty Container Yard
Initiatives to Reduce Noise at the
Wando Welch Terminal Empty Container Yard
To reduce noise impacts, the resulting report suggests constructing a 20-foot high sound wall atop a 25-foot high earthern berm. The Ports Authority has budgeted for this expense and has attempted to meet with the community to determine specifics.
The self-adjusting back-up alarms measure noise levels surrounding equipment and reduce warning sounds accordingly.
While the Port is a ‘round-the-clock' operation, regular operating hours for the empty yard have been limited from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. whenever possible until long-term solutions are in place.
To help understand and correct noise issues, the SPA provided an after hours number to representatives of Hidden Cove for noise complaints – 856-7001. Port Police inspects all complaints to determine if there are unusual circumstances.
To reduce unnecessary truck noise on terminal, pamphlets were distributed to truck drivers.