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Wind turbine noise fuels frustration in Oklahoma

Roger Mills County resident Scott Shillingstad said the noises emitted by wind turbines on a neighbor's property are worse than annoying. They're unbearable. "It sounds like we have an international airport next door to us," Shillingstad said. "Our health is being threatened. We're about ready to abandon our property."

Roger Mills County resident Scott Shillingstad said the noises emitted by wind turbines on a neighbor's property are worse than annoying. They're unbearable.

"It sounds like we have an international airport next door to us," Shillingstad said. "Our health is being threatened. We're about ready to abandon our property."

Shillingstad said he lives within 2,000 feet of the nearest turbines, which emit both high- and low-frequency sounds.

"We hear the thumping and swooshing all night long," he said, adding that some noises sound like the combination of a high-pitched jet engine roar and the rhythmic thumping of a Laundromat.

"It rattles the windows," said Shillingstad, 56. "My blood pressure has gone through the roof. I've been getting headaches, and I've never had headaches all my life."

Shillingstad said he has called every state agency he can think of seeking help and now is communicating with the Environmental Protection Agency.

"All I'm trying to do is bring a little attention to our plight," he said. "This phenomenon is going to be happening all over the state of Oklahoma. Right now, there are no state or federal regulations. They don't take into... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Roger Mills County resident Scott Shillingstad said the noises emitted by wind turbines on a neighbor's property are worse than annoying. They're unbearable.

"It sounds like we have an international airport next door to us," Shillingstad said. "Our health is being threatened. We're about ready to abandon our property."

Shillingstad said he lives within 2,000 feet of the nearest turbines, which emit both high- and low-frequency sounds.

"We hear the thumping and swooshing all night long," he said, adding that some noises sound like the combination of a high-pitched jet engine roar and the rhythmic thumping of a Laundromat.

"It rattles the windows," said Shillingstad, 56. "My blood pressure has gone through the roof. I've been getting headaches, and I've never had headaches all my life."

Shillingstad said he has called every state agency he can think of seeking help and now is communicating with the Environmental Protection Agency.

"All I'm trying to do is bring a little attention to our plight," he said. "This phenomenon is going to be happening all over the state of Oklahoma. Right now, there are no state or federal regulations. They don't take into consideration anybody's right to privacy or right to peace."


Source: http://www.newsok.com/wind-...

APR 3 2009
http://www.windaction.org/posts/19667-wind-turbine-noise-fuels-frustration-in-oklahoma
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