Environmental Impact Statement on B-21 released
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) -As Ellsworth Air Force Base prepares for the B-21 “Raider,” the Air Force is hosting a series of public hearings on the Environmental Impact Statement from the new aircraft.
The meeting showed some possible construction sites on the base and a noise impact summary, which the Air Force says will lead to a 72% decrease in acres of land exposed to noise levels.
Also, an approximate 82% decrease in people exposed to noise as the B-21 is implemented, and the B-1 is phased out.
As for Air Quality, the only air emissions that would increase at Ellsworth would be Nitrogen Oxides that would go up by 1.6%
The B-21 generally flies higher than B-1′s, so the visibility of the aircraft would also decrease.
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