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As the Atlanta airport launches an expansion that will allow for more flights, expanded cargo operations at night and eventually a sixth runway, some residents who live nearby say relentless growth is making their lives miserable.

“The noise is excruciating,” said Burness Davis, who lives in the Clayton County community of Conley. “It’s just horrible. It affects us daily.”

College Park residents voted this month in favor of a referendum to urge Congress to direct the Federal Aviation Administration to develop new noise exposure measures and authorize new funding for insulation in affected areas.

To read more about how airport noise affects residents and what’s being done to address the issue, read the full story on

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