Sep 27 2015

STOP OLYMPIC FLYOVERS

TAKE ACTION AT THE WEB SITE POSTED BELOW 

Petitions with 120,000 signatures opposing the US Navy request to develop electromagnetic warfare in sites around the forests on the Olympic Peninsula were recently delivered to the Forest Service. This would mean periodic unannounced closures of portions of Olympic National Forest for war games, testing and training.  Up to 118 Growler jets flying over Olympic Peninsula communities 260 days/year, 8-16 hours/day, day or night, in 5,000 “events”/year. The Navy has not defined “event”.  Growlers fly in groups of three. This could mean 15,000 flights/year. Currently there are 1250 flights/year. The Navy must define “event”.   Growlers, the loudest Navy jet, can produce 150 db, enough to cause instantaneous hearing loss. Navy statistics say they produce 113 db at an altitude of 1000 feet, well above the 85 db threshold for permanent hearing loss. Growlers can fly at 1200 feet above ground level in some areas of the Olympic Peninsula. With three Growlers flying together, local noise levels will be worse. For more information see protectolympicpeninsula.org.

 

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