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Banks Developments Use Cirrus Equipment to Monitor Noise at Shotton Surface Mine

Aug 26 2008 Read 1231 Times

Banks Group, the developers of land for property, surface mining, renewable energy and waste management have been using products from Cirrus Research.
The Noise measuring equipment is being used to ensure that their operations at the new Shotton Surface Mine near Cramlington in Northumberland have been designed and are conducted in an environmentally acceptable way.

Work began at the new mine in June 2008. To ensure that environmental noise does not exceed agreed limits, Banks is using Cirrus outdoor noise monitoring kits for routine monitoring. This is part of a continued effort by Banks, under its policy of “Development with Care”, which aims to forge good relationships with local communities by minimising the impact at its operations.
Mark Dowdall, Environment & Community Director of Banks Developments commented:
"We have used Cirrus equipment since 1991 to monitor noise from our developments to ensure that we protect both local communities and our workforce from the effects of noise, and so far have used Cirrus equipment on over 50 similar developments."
He continued…
"With environmental noise projects like these, it is important that the data we get is accurate and easy to record. Cirrus equipment allows us to do this, and provides excellent software that enables us to present and analyse results. The company also offers good after sales service and support and calibrate our equipment regularly, so that we can always be sure that environmental noise is controlled to an acceptable level."

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