One week in, neighbors complain of turbines' effects
The turbines were first activated on May 1, and in the nine days since then, the Fairhaven Board of Health has received 14 complaints about them. Seven of the complaints were from the same person, but all complaints were from residents living in the general vicinity of the turbines.
May 10, 2012
by Ariel Wittenberg
in South Coast Today
FAIRHAVEN - Karen Isherwood's teacup Chihuahua, Hercules, barked at Kevin McKenna as he entered her backyard on Teal Circle Thursday afternoon. A tire swing hanging from a Locust tree swayed in the breeze as tips of wind turbine blades peeked out from above the trees, powering the town's wastewater treatment plant less than a half-mile away.
"This is better than yesterday," McKenna said, looking at the turbine and crossing his arms. "We're on the less noisy side today."
The wind was blowing no more than 13 mph, but the woosh sound of the turbines was distinct in Isherwood's yard.
"It's the looping that... [continue via Web link]