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Wind turbine noise concerns

Debate continues looming over a plan to put wind farms up in one Southern Tier town.Community members in Prattsburgh have one main concern when it comes to wind turbines going up in their neighborhood. That concern is the noise the turbines will make.

PRATTSBBURGH - Debate continues looming over a plan to put wind farms up in one Southern Tier town.Community members in Prattsburgh have one main concern when it comes to wind turbines going up in their neighborhood. That concern is the noise the turbines will make.

Turbines, like those in Cohocton, are proposed to go up in Prattsburgh.
Tuesday night, board members were expected to take a vote on hiring a sound consultant from Rochester to study the effects of the noise.

But it was tabled until next week because board members want to find out how much it will cost.

Several Prattsburgh residents spoke up about their concerns surrounding the noise.

"I fear, no matter what sound levels these things produce, it's never going to ve too loud for some on the board to be disturbed by. They wouldn't be disturbed by them because they don't live by them." said Michelle Raymond.

"It is a concern - if it is so loud and it's unbearable, where are we going to go, what are we going to do - this was our dream property." said Angela Einwachter.

The meeting will be next Tuesday.

Board members will look at their budget to see if they can afford the consultant.

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PRATTSBBURGH - Debate continues looming over a plan to put wind farms up in one Southern Tier town.Community members in Prattsburgh have one main concern when it comes to wind turbines going up in their neighborhood. That concern is the noise the turbines will make.

Turbines, like those in Cohocton, are proposed to go up in Prattsburgh.
Tuesday night, board members were expected to take a vote on hiring a sound consultant from Rochester to study the effects of the noise.

But it was tabled until next week because board members want to find out how much it will cost.

Several Prattsburgh residents spoke up about their concerns surrounding the noise.

"I fear, no matter what sound levels these things produce, it's never going to ve too loud for some on the board to be disturbed by. They wouldn't be disturbed by them because they don't live by them." said Michelle Raymond.

"It is a concern - if it is so loud and it's unbearable, where are we going to go, what are we going to do - this was our dream property." said Angela Einwachter.

The meeting will be next Tuesday.

Board members will look at their budget to see if they can afford the consultant.

Right now, the price tag will be more than $11,000.


Source: http://www.wetmtv.com/news/...

JUL 22 2009
https://www.windaction.org/posts/21346-wind-turbine-noise-concerns
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