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Brown County Health Department Human Services committee asks for wind turbine health study

The Brown County Health Department will look into the impact of wind turbines on human health. Supervisor Patrick Evans, chairman of the Human Services committee, said he thinks the turbines proposed for southern Brown County pose a potential health danger and wants a study conducted.

Large farms proposed in Brown County

The Brown County Health Department will look into the impact of wind turbines on human health.

Supervisor Patrick Evans, chairman of the Human Services committee, said he thinks the turbines proposed for southern Brown County pose a potential health danger and wants a study conducted.

"I feel there's a health risk right now," said Evans, who said he has done wind turbine consulting in Brazil and has health data compiled in European countries where the turbines have been built. "The only way that wind farms in southern Brown County can be stopped is through the health department."

Chicago-based Invenergy LLC has proposed building 100 wind turbines in the area, with 54 of them in the town of Morrison. Opponents argue that the turbines would deflate land values and create health problems through noise and interference with the groundwater.

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has authority to approve the turbines but hasn't yet acted on the company's request.

Evans said the health department study would be presented to the Board of Health, the Human Services committee and the County Board.

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Large farms proposed in Brown County

The Brown County Health Department will look into the impact of wind turbines on human health.

Supervisor Patrick Evans, chairman of the Human Services committee, said he thinks the turbines proposed for southern Brown County pose a potential health danger and wants a study conducted.

"I feel there's a health risk right now," said Evans, who said he has done wind turbine consulting in Brazil and has health data compiled in European countries where the turbines have been built. "The only way that wind farms in southern Brown County can be stopped is through the health department."

Chicago-based Invenergy LLC has proposed building 100 wind turbines in the area, with 54 of them in the town of Morrison. Opponents argue that the turbines would deflate land values and create health problems through noise and interference with the groundwater.

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has authority to approve the turbines but hasn't yet acted on the company's request.

Evans said the health department study would be presented to the Board of Health, the Human Services committee and the County Board.

Health Department Director Judy Friederichs said she was planning to investigate the health danger anyway.

"We decided to be proactive after reading many of the comments," Friederichs said. "But we really haven't had a speaker on this at any of the state meetings. So we're just starting to look into it."


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APR 1 2010
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