Windsor (Ont.) hum raised by MP on Washington trip

Posted on March 3, 2012


The strange humming sound that has raised the ire of residents in the Windsor, Ont., area has made its way to the U.S. capital.

Windsor-West MP Brian Masse brought up the issue during a business trip in Washington, D.C., this week, where he met with Michigan Congressman John Dingell.

The noise, which sounds like an idling semi truck, started in February 2011.

Government officials and a consultant hired by the city of River Rouge, Mich., admitted late last year the rumbles and vibrations are an airborne sound wave originating from the vicinity of Zug Island, which is home to several industries on the U.S. side of the Detroit River.

Masse said government officials on both sides of the border agreed to exchange information about the low-frequency rumble, in the hopes of trying to “find a solution.”


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