F-35 environmental report shows ‘significant impact’ on noise on Madison’s north side

A newly released draft environmental impact statement from the United States Air Force shows there could be a significant increase in noise on Madison’s north side if the F-35 fighter jet is installed at the Truax base next year.

The draft report, which was released online Thursday, evaluates multiple potential impacts of locating the new F-35 jet at Truax, including noise, air quality and land use, among other issues.

“Based on context and intensity, the change in the noise environment associated with the proposed action would be considered significant in the area surrounding the airfield,” the executive summary said. 

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