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A series of meetings begins tonight in Paulsboro, NJ, addressing noise abatement programs at Philadelphia International Airport.

airliner flying1 Aircraft Noise Abatement is Topic at PHL Workshops

KYW’s David Madden reports that the workshops — in Paulsboro; Tinicum Township, Pa.; and Southwest Philadelphia — come as the FAA released its final environmental impact study on long-term expansion at the airport.

But the sessions are meant specifically to deal with ongoing noise concerns, not the expansion study. And the timing of the two are just coincidental.  They’re being put together by officials at Philadelphia International Airport.

Written comments at all three workshops, and well as testimony offered at Wednesday’s session, will be incorporated into a final report on efforts to cap increased noise from departing and arriving aircraft as a result of flight pattern changes and a runway extension.

(This story corrects an earlier version.)

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