|Title||Korean Government to compensate residents in Gwangju for noise damage caused by Air Force base|
|Date||2018-04-27 AM 11:04:30||Hit||163|
Korean Government to compensate residents in Gwangju for noise damage caused by Air Force base
A court ruled in favor of the locals in a noise complaint case against the government.
Hyeongjin Ro has more details.
The Seoul High Court ordered the South Korean government to pay 30.6 billion won as compensation to Gwangsan district residents for noise coming from the Air Force base in Gwangju.
A total of 3,900 residents gathered together and filed a suit in 2005 against the government, seeking reparation for such damages as hearing loss and sleep problems caused by aircraft noise.
Those living in an area with a noise level on the Weighted Equivalent Continuous Perceived Noise Level index greater than 80 qualify for government compensation, the court ruled. The index is an internationally recognized environmental figure for gauging airplane noise.
As the Ministry of Justice did not file an objection in 2 weeks, this ruling applies as the final judgment.
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