Protective zone made around Pax River
But wind turbines can interfere with ADAMS radar systems at Pax River, where aircraft are tested. A cluster of wind turbines can look like an aircraft on radar.
"This bill does not stop anyone from putting up a windmill," Jameson said. There is just an extra step in regulations.
June 8, 2012
by Jason Babcock
in Southern Maryland Newspapers
Wind turbines within 46-mile radius require extra review so they don't block radar
Maryland Department of Legislative Services illustration Effective June 1, a 46-mile radius was established around Patuxent River Naval Air Station to add another layer of regulation on certain wind turbines that can affect the base's radar systems. Although that circle spills over to neighboring states, the law does not apply to Virginia or Delaware.
Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) wants more wind turbines in Maryland. Somerset County on the Eastern Shore wants to bring on more wind turbines. Patuxent River Naval Air Station wants to make sure wind turbines don't... [continue via Web link]