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Residents should have a say in wind turbines

My partner and I purchased a very nice home and moved to New Denmark in order to enjoy the peace, tranquility and supposed friendliness of this beautiful area. ...Our dreams are now seriously threatened by a project that will benefit only a few, contribute nothing whatsoever to a reduction in our electricity bills, will absolutely not make any significant contribution to the environment and will forever change our quality of life.

My partner and I purchased a very nice home and moved to New Denmark in order to enjoy the peace, tranquility and supposed friendliness of this beautiful area. With both of us employed, our intent was to establish some roots, raise a family and enjoy life to the fullest.

Our dreams are now seriously threatened by a project that will benefit only a few, contribute nothing whatsoever to a reduction in our electricity bills, will absolutely not make any significant contribution to the environment and will forever change our quality of life. In fact, with our intent of raising a family, it is the health issue which is of most concern to us. It is now emerging that whenever industrial wind turbines have been located near peoples' homes, family members are reporting serious health effects. Some of these families have been forced to abandon their homes in order to protect their health.

This phenomenon is occurring worldwide, not just in Canada. Researchers (note that an increasing amount of this research is peer reviewed) and victims have reported altered living conditions, loss of enjoyment of homes and property, and ill health as a result of industrial wind turbines. The adverse health reports are... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

My partner and I purchased a very nice home and moved to New Denmark in order to enjoy the peace, tranquility and supposed friendliness of this beautiful area. With both of us employed, our intent was to establish some roots, raise a family and enjoy life to the fullest.

Our dreams are now seriously threatened by a project that will benefit only a few, contribute nothing whatsoever to a reduction in our electricity bills, will absolutely not make any significant contribution to the environment and will forever change our quality of life. In fact, with our intent of raising a family, it is the health issue which is of most concern to us. It is now emerging that whenever industrial wind turbines have been located near peoples' homes, family members are reporting serious health effects. Some of these families have been forced to abandon their homes in order to protect their health.

This phenomenon is occurring worldwide, not just in Canada. Researchers (note that an increasing amount of this research is peer reviewed) and victims have reported altered living conditions, loss of enjoyment of homes and property, and ill health as a result of industrial wind turbines. The adverse health reports are consistent globally and across three continents.

My partner and I are shocked that our own provincial government has not engaged our concerns and has not moved to shut this project down in the face of increasing resistance from those of us who would be most affected - and growing evidence of serious and long term health issues related to industrial wind turbine projects.

Of even more concern, the whole project remains wrapped in secrecy with very little information available to the public. Sadly, there appears to be much official interest in supporting a small number of investors but who, then, speaks for us?


Source: http://victoriastar.canadae...

SEP 16 2009
https://www.windaction.org/posts/22182-residents-should-have-a-say-in-wind-turbines
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