River Metals Recycling to Install Sound Barrier to Cut Noise
River Metals Recycling is working to address numerous noise complaints from its Newport neighbors. The business, located along the Licking River on Licking Pike, will install a custom sound barrier to reduce noise that is part of its daily operations. The company will pay for the project. The sound barrier is designed to reduce noise emanating from the recycling facility by up to 85% based upon pre-installation modelling. The custom-built apparatus will stretch to 44 feet tall and has been designed to reduce noise from the shredder, the main processing equipment, by as much as 85%. The sound barrier will also reduce the neighborhood impact associated with infrequent combustion events. The sound barrier is now under construction and is expected to be completed in the coming months.
Designed in consultation with nationally recognized acoustic engineering experts, the barrier will also reduce the noise impact of infrequent combustion events that have recently been raised as concerns by neighbors to the facility, the announcement said
The barrier will complement River Metals prior and ongoing operational changes designed to reduce both ambient industrial noise as well as further mitigate the infrequent combustion events, the announcement said.