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Noise study surveys flawed according to local sound expert

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The president of JMS Acoustics, a local sound company in Bethlehem, in testimony against a proposed warehouse in Lower Nazareth Township, believes that noise study performed by Harrisburg engineering firm Skelly and Loy, is seriously flawed.

The proposed 822,500 square foot warehouse will feature 182 truck bays, loading docks and function as a 24-7 operation; a distribution center for Industrial Developments International (IDI), one of the largest industrial property owners in North America.

John Spenser of JMS states that while the survey accounts for highway noise, it is lacking because it does not take into account the site itself: basically a trucking terminal combined with warehouse facilities.

Furthermore, the report gives no reason why the noise from diesel engines starting, the loading and unloading operations, and other site equipment should not be considered in the sound survey.

Spenser believes that noise analysis modeling tool is at fault; it only examines highway noise during rush hours.

Also, the neighbors that hired the lawyers to fight the IDI warehouse from being constructed, think that a five story (44 feet high according to the plan) structure will be an eyesore and cause other issues for the home owners that reside nearby.

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