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Old 12-30-2006, 09:21 AM
 
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I've lived on the Manchester/Glastonbury line for 11 years and recently loud explosions can be heard from even inside my home. I know trees have been cut along the interstate that maybe has changed what we can hear from Manchester. I also know there is a quarry of some kind in Manchester. Does anyone know what this sound is and is this now a daily event/noise pollution to live with?
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Old 12-30-2006, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Simsbury, CT
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Wow - that's awful. I don't know what the explosions are from, but you might want to call "Citizen Service and Information Center" on Monday to ask - the phone number is 860-647-5235. It's a great resource center in town and they might be able to help you. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8-5.

If you find out what the explosions are, could you post for us all to know too?

Best,
Michele P.
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Old 01-01-2007, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I've lived on the Manchester/Glastonbury line for 11 years and recently loud explosions can be heard from even inside my home. I know trees have been cut along the interstate that maybe has changed what we can hear from Manchester. I also know there is a quarry of some kind in Manchester. Does anyone know what this sound is and is this now a daily event/noise pollution to live with?
What do the explosions sound like? Are we talking about dynamite explosions? Airplanes exceeding the sound barrier explosions? Just really loud noises like someone dropping a million pounds on the ground? I think we need something more descriptive to go on.

Sure there isn't some construction going on in your area? I've had companies drop large loads and even pound the ground for some reason and it causes the earth to shake. But I didn't hear what I would call "explosions."
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:20 PM
 
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Default explosions

Hi,
I was visiting a friend near MCC on Thursday when one of those load explosions happened. She said they are putting in new power lines and they are blasting because of it.
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:44 AM
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Default I have heard them too

I live in the converted mill buildings, and have heard them from time to time. I'm glad to hear that it's blasting (at least now I know). I thought aliens from War of the Worlds were coming to get us...we have big windows, too, so they could easily grab me off my couch.
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:04 AM
 
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Hi,
I was visiting a friend near MCC on Thursday when one of those load explosions happened. She said they are putting in new power lines and they are blasting because of it.
That's what I read in one of the local free papers. They do some sort of imploding technique to fix high tension powerlines that is loud enough to shake your house. The article said they should be done in the Manchester/Glastonbury area by the beginning of February.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:07 AM
 
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The explosions are getting louder all the time. Its like living in a war zone.
The windows in our house may not last another one.
Somthing should be done about this. Its becoming a serious problem.
Any response would be welcomed.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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The explosions are getting louder all the time. Its like living in a war zone.
The windows in our house may not last another one.
Somthing should be done about this. Its becoming a serious problem.
Any response would be welcomed.
There's been very little mention of it on the TV news. Call one of the Hartford stations. With February Sweeps starting on Monday, I'm sure they'd love to cover it.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:01 AM
 
Location: New England
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The explosions are getting louder all the time. Its like living in a war zone.
The windows in our house may not last another one.
Somthing should be done about this. Its becoming a serious problem.
Any response would be welcomed.

What I'm concerned about is my water well. Granted I think I'm far enough away and I understand it's temporary, but I was able to feel the ground rumble a few times. That can cause wells to stop producing water as easy as it can improve it.

There are very strict blasting laws as I found out when the were putting in a neighborhood across the way and their blasts were at what I was told the max limit and felt no where near the impact through the ground.
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Old 02-07-2007, 01:28 PM
 
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I've been hearing & feeling the blasting
noise since DEC! one time I thought a bomb
went off on the top of my roof! jumped right off
my computer chair!

I did read something in paper about the
cable lines? not sure.
I also thought the town was blasting for
new sewer lines going in.

Some of the pictures are crooked on the wall!
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