Wind turbine opponents welcome health effects study
"Finally," said Fred Ortt, a member of Haldimand Wind Concerns, which is questioning the location of hundreds of wind turbines in the county by companies such as Samsung, the Niagara Region Wind Corp., Pattern Energy and Capital Power Corporation.
"We've been asking for it for four years," said Ortt, who will have his Cheapside-area house surrounded by six proposed turbines.
July 11, 2012
by Steve Ringman
in Hamilton Spectator
Local opponents of wind turbines are pleased Health Canada will study the possible links between noise from the giant structures and the health effects by people living near them.
But it's unclear if the move - even if evidence of adverse health effects is found - will have any impact on the plan to install hundreds of wind turbines in Niagara, Haldimand and Norfolk. Supporters have long maintained there are no ill health effects from living near a turbine, and in 2010 the Ontario Medical Officer of Health issued a report saying there is no evidence that wind... [continue via Web link]