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Police say those responsible trespassed onto the site and put debris into the hydraulic lines of a Spider Plow boring machine, causing thousands of dollar damage to the specialized equipment used for burying cables and high voltage lines. The vandals also attempted to damage other machines at the site by draining oil from the equipment.
Work stopped immediately at the site and hadn't resumed Thursday while a company investigation heard from all workers involved. The company is co-operating with the Ministry of Labour, Sheehan said in a follow-up e-mail. Construction on the 270 megawatt project involving 140 wind turbines began in July.
Under the bylaw, if a resident complains about infra sound, the municipality would hire an engineer qualified to take the measurements before laying a charge. Under the proposed bylaw, fines – if a company is found guilty – can range from $500 to $10,000 per offence and could exceed $100,000 if the offense continues. The municipality could also recoup the cost of the specialized testing under the bylaw.
Dr. Studzienny ...maintained that he was concerned about the safety of those of his clients involved in the wind turbine issue as his hands shook too badly when he went to work on their mouths. He also denied service to municipal councillors on councils that he felt were not doing enough to stop wind turbine developments on Manitoulin Island, such as the Northeast Town.
Some Kincardine councillors are not ready to accept a legal opinion they have received on four industrial wind turbines going up at three different locations near Tiverton. A recorded 5-4 vote has put the solicitor's recommendations on hold.
Those living close to the projects asked Leitch to stay – or set aside - the renewable energy agreements issued in July that would build 159 wind turbines near Seaforth and outside of Goderich.
Construction of what would be one of Ontario's largest wind farms can continue, despite an ongoing legal attempt by a farm family to scuttle the $850-million project, a Divisional Court justice has ruled.
He says the turbines are going up in many rural areas despite countless objections and when the windmills go up, so does the price of electricity. At the same time, he says neighbouring residents are seeing their quality of life and property values decline.
Documents filed in support of their request show Shawn and Tricia Drennan are concerned about the potential harm the 140-turbine K2 Wind project near Goderich, Ont., could cause them.
But the Environment Ministry said there are no plans to go ahead with such wind farms until there is scientific evidence that projects can be developed in a way that protects both human health and the environment.
The Ontario government is launching two studies into putting wind farms in waterways, but maintains there are no plans to drop its moratorium on offshore wind-energy development.
Willemsen said her group is also planning on legal action. She conceded that even if a lawsuit was successful, it probably wouldn't be able to halt the project before it begins. If they are successful however, anti-wind officials hope they can bring the building to a standstill later on.
The developer of the Gunn’s Hill wind farm near Woodstock, Canada’s civil air navigation service provider states all 10 of the planned turbines are visible to the London radar and four are visible to the Hamilton radar. The impact, NAV Canada says in the letter, includes “a decrease in flight safety for aircraft operating in the area, especially in adverse weather conditions.”
In this presentation, Kevin A Dooley describes the basics of sound, and proceeds to draw a compelling relationship between motion sickness symptoms, and infrasound exposure, with specific reference to wind turbine installations and their proximity to homes. His suggestions are backed by multiple, independent studies conducted on infrasound, and / or motion sickness incidence.
“If you had been caught speeding on Twenty Road, you wouldn’t get a redo,” said Hudak, speaking on the province’s approval of the amended application. “It only makes sense for the government to follow its own laws.”
EDP Renewables Ken Little says the study will continue "until all components are complete per the REA requirements. ...Still, the ministry has since conducted its own recordings of the Brinston-area turbines after an official complaint submitted by nearby residents Leslie Disheau and Glen Baldwin last month.
Local anti-wind activists are questioning the use of Lambton County grasslands for Suncor's Cedar Point wind farm. Grassland habitats are home to bobolinks, pictured here, and eastern meadowlarks, a pair of bird species considered 'threatened' by the Ministry of Natural Resources.
“That is the stance that we’re taking at this time because I think they have better options, Our roads aren’t built to handle that heavy traffic – there’s a highway and a county road that is designed to handle it.” said West Perth Mayor Walter McKenzie
Seaforth Energy Inc. installed 14 wind turbines in Nova Scotia, all of which carry a five-year warranty. “The company has been notified of warranty issues for several of the units,” states a document filed with Industry Canada as part of Seaforth’s request for creditor protection.
In its latest 18-month outlook, the IESO forecasts that 99.5 per cent of Ontario’s 12,947 MW of installed nuclear capacity will be available during summer consumption peaks. But it predicts only 13.7 per cent of the 1,824 MW of installed wind capacity will be available. Solar is even less reliable. So, when wind and solar actually do produce power, it’s usually dumped.