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Saugus Officials Consider Action Over Noise From Trash Plant

Health officials in Saugus, Massachusetts, are considering taking legal action against a trash plant that is drawing complaints from neighbors.

The Wheelabrator facility has gotten so loud that neighbors say they have had sleepless nights. People in the area attended a Saugus Board of Helath meeting Monday to state their cases. Some held signs outside at a rally.

"It sounds like a train or a jet engine starting," Joan Beaton, who has lived nearby for 20 years, said in June.

"It sounds like a whistling noise coming from like a jet engine," added Armen Missakiane, who works nearby.

Wheelabrator says it was making "unavoidable repairs" to a steam turbine, and during that process it had to safely vent the steam that would normally power the turbine into the air.

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