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Noisy Nemesis upsets local residents

In the News
Sunday, 19th April 2009 By Dan Ketteringham

Nemesis is 'roaring' around the track louder than ever in 2009, causing many locals to complain.

More than 20 complaints were received by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council from Alton residents, who said the sound could be heard from outside the park.

One local resident, Dr Jack Eardley, said: "It's loud, it's intermittent and we can hear it in every room of the house. The noise is uncharacteristic."

The problem has been caused by new tyres fitted to the ride over the closed season, prompting Alton Towers to apologise to the villagers.

A spokesperson for the resort said: "We are aware that there has been an issue over the noise coming from the Nemesis roller coaster this week, and we are in a position to resolve it imminently.

"We're very sorry that this has been an issue for some of our locals, and would like to reassure them that we will continue to monitor the situation."

Source: BBC News

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