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New Orleans tackles noise issue

3 years ago February 29, 2012 Feb 29, 2012 Wednesday, February 29 2012 Wednesday, February 29, 2012 2:46:12 PM EST in News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An acoustics expert hired by some New Orleans residents says sound from music clubs in some neighborhoods - particularly the French Quarter - regularly exceeds legal noise limits.

The report from Houston-based CSTI Acoustics shows excessive noise even in a mostly residential area of the quarter, blocks from the famously raucous bars on Bourbon Street.

Wednesday's release by a residents' group called "Hear the Music, Stop the Noise" comes as city officials and residents attack the noise issue on different fronts. A manager for one club goes to the city's municipal court in March on a complaint that music blasting from the club was so loud that a police officer outside couldn't hear his radio. A hearing on another Bourbon club by the city's alcohol control board was postponed Wednesday.

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