Invenergy is doing the noise study within its 134-turbine wind farm because some residents, who are not leasing their property to Invenergy, have complained that noise from the wind turbines is affecting their quality of life, disturbing their sleep at night and causing them health problems. And some of those residents have been attending monthly county board meetings since the spring, complaining about the turbines.
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The research team, which operates under CSU San Marcos, is currently conducting additional interviews with families who live along the Manzanita-Campo border where the turbines are located, Alvarez said. The next step is to test air, water and soil to identify any factors other than the turbines that could cause or contribute to the kinds of illnesses being reported.
Both McCann and Krogh said that a number of turbine neighbors had walked away from their homes, because they could not live with the impacts and no one would buy their homes. Others must find someplace away from the turbines to sleep and many have had to send their children to live with relatives to clear up various illnesses.
Eric Sweet, member of a longtime ranching family whose home is on North Flynn Road, said that in preparing an EIR for two turbine repowering projects in the Altamont, the county needs to keep in mind the noise impacts on neighbors. He made his remarks at an EIR scoping meeting at the Dublin Library on Sept. 2.
But neighbors say the wind turbine ruins the quiet nature of the neighborhood, lowers their property values and deprives them of sleep. At Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting there was a lengthy discussion of Steinsiek's turbine. ...Gary Marquis, who said for 20 years he has heard frogs and crickets. "Now I listen to a wind turbine," he said.
A controversial new medical study gaining supporters claims living close to windmills can give you migraines and panic attacks. These windmills are at the center of a medical debate brought on by this controversial new study. Dr. Nina Pierpont in New York lists a dozen possible health problems ranging from migraines to panic attacks. She calls it "wind turbine syndrome." Spinning windmill blades allegedly cause a vibration we can't hear. ...Ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Syed Ahsan at Eisenhower Medical Center weighs in.