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“As a BMA member I was distressed to hear that our president has ignored pleas to ask doctors to monitor the health of patients living near turbines in view of the ever increasing evidence that there are significant health implications.”
The owner of the nursery at Gislinge fears for his employees' health because of low frequency noise from wind turbines.
"In the present political climate, we know we are unlikely to get a balanced consideration of the merits for the project as a whole, so have decided to withdraw our application with immediate effect to save further costs.”
Louise Keddick said the vibration from tipper trucks carrying building materials had already dislodged cornerstones on her home extension. She said: “We’re frightened it will get worse when the big trucks come down the road.
There is growing evidence that wind turbines are causing deterioration in the health of nearby residents, and this adds to the many concerns of villagers. Zoë Woods, who lives in Bythorn, and is on the action group committee said: “We were delighted to receive so much interest and so much support for our protest.
Alun Evans, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology in Queens University, Belfast said it was “quite possible” if the Dublin array, a proposed €2 billion project which would see 145 wind turbines constructed 10km off the east coast, goes ahead that up to two million people could be exposed to infrasound, a “sizeable minority” of who could potentially experience sleep disturbance.
Senator Helene Lipietz calls for increasing the distance between the location of a wind energy facility to over 500 metres from future homes, whilst maintaining a distance of about 400 metres between each turbine.
This press release by the Vienna Chamber of Physicians warns of health hazards relating to large-scale wind turbines and the need for “comprehensive studies”. It calls for a minimum setback distance from built-up areas. The notice is posted in English using google translate. The original text can be found by clicking the links on this page.
The demonstrators accused the Government of failing to listen and engage sincerely with the communities affected by “flawed energy policies” which, they said, had the potential to damage the natural landscape as well as people’s health.
North Ayrshire MP Katy Clark had urged villagers to let her know of any problems associated with the first SSE wind turbine which has begun operating this week. The Labour politician visited the site of the test wind turbines at Hunterston on Thursday 20 February to make her own observations of the work at the controversial facility.
Environment spokesman Sir Jamie McGrigor stands to make more than £8m from the development which has angered the Argyll & Bute community living around Loch Awe.
One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health has warned the Department of the Environment that people at risk of the controversial wind turbine syndrome should be treated “appropriately and sensitively as these symptoms can be debilitating”.
Locating windfarms close to stud farms could threaten the Irish thoroughbred industry, which employs about 14,000 people, according to a submission made to the Department of the Environment.
Almost a hundred interested parties and residents from the Orby area packed into Hogsthorpe Hillage Hall last night (Wednesday, February, 19) for a public inquiry into proposed plans to erect nine wind turbines in the village of Orby.
A bid to increase the height of a controversial wind turbine at Drigg by a further 11.5 metres has brought a renewed protest from villagers. Fifty people attended a public consultation on an anticipated planning application in respect of Stephen Shepherd’s Moorside Farm, at Drigg, where it is proposed to erect a 57m turbine, in place of 45.5m one, already approved.
Frank Kempeneers and Nicolette van Gorp fight against the coming of windmills in Almere, opposite the coast of Homes. "We represent not only local residents directly involved in Huizen. We work specifically with the residents of Almere.
Ireland is short of money but not wind, which now forms a central plank of its energy policy. But plans to develop wind power and export it to Britain are sparking a rural revolt, with local protest groups uniting through social media. Some claim Ireland will become a wind farm for Britain.
A poll of residents in a Black Isle community facing Ben Wyvis has shown the vast majority are against a wind farm development because it would “obscure and corrupt” their view of the iconic mountain. The results of the email and door-to-door surveys around the Culbokie area has prompted Ferintosh Community Council to formally opt to lodge an objection to the proposed five-turbine scheme. ...The community council has carried out its own surveys which yielded an 88 per cent objection rate.
A wind turbine proposed for one of Burnley’s best-known vantage points has been turned down because of the effects it may have on disabled horse riders. Linda Simkiss was also told that the 28.2-metre structure would also spoil the view for a neighbouring property at the windswept location.
Residents of the Finuge area in north Co Kerry have taken the unusual step of putting 'for sale' signs on their properties because they say they will no longer want to live there if controversial proposals for a wind farm go ahead. Stacks Mountain wind farm Ltd is proposing to construct 10 windmills on bogland at Ballyhorgan, in north Kerry, but locals are vehemently opposed.