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New Study Confirms Windmills Hazardous to Pilots, Boaters - British Arms Warfare Center Research Shows Navigation Radar Distorted by Wind Turbines

WASHINGTON, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound:

WHAT: MEDIA TELECONFERENCE - New findings from the Ministry of Defense in the United Kingdom state that wind turbine energy plants disrupt air traffic control and maritime radar systems. According to other studies, wind energy plants interrupt aircraft and sea- vessel radar systems. The issue at hand is whether the first and largest U.S. offshore wind energy plant should be built in the Nantucket Sound, an area known to have heavy aircraft and maritime traffic. Experts from the airport and maritime industries will join Charles Vinick, the president of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, to detail the findings and conduct a question and answer session. WHY: There is currently an amendment before the Coast Guard reauthorization bill committee that will not allow wind energy plants to be built within 1.5 nautical miles from shipping lanes and ferry routes. The conference committee for the Coast Guard reauthorization bill may vote on the amendment as early as this week. WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. (EST) WHERE: Teleconference Call; please dial: (800) 762-6067 WHO: Charles Vinick, President, Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound Cliff Carroll, Carroll Communications... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

 WHAT: MEDIA TELECONFERENCE - New findings from the Ministry of Defense in the United Kingdom state that wind turbine energy plants disrupt air traffic control and maritime radar systems. According to other studies, wind energy plants interrupt aircraft and sea- vessel radar systems. The issue at hand is whether the first and largest U.S. offshore wind energy plant should be built in the Nantucket Sound, an area known to have heavy aircraft and maritime traffic. Experts from the airport and maritime industries will join Charles Vinick, the president of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, to detail the findings and conduct a question and answer session. WHY: There is currently an amendment before the Coast Guard reauthorization bill committee that will not allow wind energy plants to be built within 1.5 nautical miles from shipping lanes and ferry routes. The conference committee for the Coast Guard reauthorization bill may vote on the amendment as early as this week. WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. (EST) WHERE: Teleconference Call; please dial: (800) 762-6067 WHO: Charles Vinick, President, Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound Cliff Carroll, Carroll Communications Quincy "Doc" Mosby, Airport Manager, Barnstable Municipal Airport, U.S. Air Force Air Traffic Controller (ret.) Charles G. Gifford, Port Captain, Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority DETAILS: Research documents and outlines are available at http://www.hyannismarina.com/Reports.htm  CONTACT: Todd Felts at (202) 973 1330 or tfelts@levick.com
Website: http://www.hyannismarina.com/Report.htm


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MAR 29 2006
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