Note: counts do not include items in sub-categories
This letter by community noise expert, George Kamperman, was presented to the Township of Chilton and the County of Calumet in advance of their deliberations on the proposed wind energy ordinances. The Township of Chilton adopted the ordinance on Jan 14.
The full Executive Summary of the Report is printed below. The complete Report is attached as a pdf file.
Kelly Alexander believed that windpower would be a good energy source. He was told the machines were not noisy. No one told him about the blade flicker that shines even through closed blinds or the low frequency noise that penetrates his home with doors and windows tightly closed and storm windows installed. Recently, the turbine owner visited Kelly and asked what he could do to help the situation. He said, “Stop lying about these turbines. Tell people the truth.”
3.8 Health & Safety
Affected Environment, Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Measures
"A number of comments submitted for the scoping process for the Desert Claim project EIS addressed
concerns relating to potential health and safety issues. Specific topics indicated in these comments
included certain possible hazards that are uniquely associated with wind turbines, such as blade throw and
ice throw; health and safety issues associated with electrical and magnetic fields; more common hazards
such as fire; and the incidence and impacts of shadow flicker, another phenomenon specific to wind
turbines. Section 3.8 addresses these wide-ranging health and safety topics that have been identified as
concerns for the environmental review. "