CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 23, 1976
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(Studio) Concorde supersonic transport flights to United States begin Monday at Dulles Airport. Fairfax Cnty., Virginia, to sue if noise ordinance violated. 6 million in United States live near airplane noise.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Mt. View, Georgia) 2000 live here. Town is under flight path to Atlanta airport, 2nd busiest commercial airport in world. [Mrs. Ethel MIDDLEBROOKS - complains about airplanes.] Some suing Atlanta which owns airport for damages to their homes. [Mrs. Maedell DUNN - speaks about planes at night.] Teachers at elem. school say 15% learning time lost due to plane noise. Environmental Protection Agency says noise could cause hearing deficiencies. [Charles THOMASTON - says has to keep children barred inhouse due to noise.] Most moved here before jet age. [WOMAN - says her ears hurt from plane noise.] US Housing and Urban Development says 80% of town is uninhabitable. FHA, Veterans Administration and banks unwilling to okay mortgage loans. Congress committee agrees that best solution is for Atlanta to buy up property and relocate residents. [Mt. View Mayor Ray KING - says progress eating up town.] Atlanta airport expanding; situation to get worse.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall