In September, Rakita hired a contractor to measure noise emission levels from the construction site of the exploration decline.
The goal of these measurements was to ensure that Rakita is, at a minimum, in compliance with Serbian legislation and international environmental protection standards regarding noise in order to protect the local community from potential negative impacts.
Measuring points were set up at a distance of 150 to 1,200 metres from the construction site, measuring levels of noise originating from the site, including working machinery. It is important to note that the measuring points extended into the closest areas where houses exist.
According to the conclusion of the report, the noise levels at all measurement points fell within the range of 36 to 54 decibels,and well within acceptable limits.