As you well know, there are at least two sides to every story. When it comes to large installations of wind turbines, there are many.
Many stories from Clinton, Lewis, Herkimer and Wyoming counties in New York. From Ontario, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Britain, France and places between and far beyond.
The stories that concern me most come from the people who have been seriously sickened and had to leave their homes located near large industrial wind farms. I urge everyone in the north country to pay heed, listen, read and learn about these double-edge swords.
Not everyone becomes sick, and the problems don’t show up until the turbines become operational. At this point, doctors studying this say that infrasound, the vibration and sounds below human hearing from the turbines, interferes with the inner ear of some people, especially those with motion sickness, inner ear damage and migraine headache histories.
Keeping the turbines a safe distance from homes on flat terrain, in hilly or mountainous areas seems to alleviate the problem, However, the developers of these projects refuse to acknowledge the health problems or consider the needs of residents.
There are other considerations; Jefferson County is not attempting to obtain its fair share of property taxes; and local governments no longer have the discretion on siting these facilities, as that is no[w] delegated to the state. Please pay attention and get the whole story.
To find out more about the health problems near wind farms, go online to windturbinesyndrome.com or send a self-addressed envelope to me at 469 Chapel Hill Road, Colton, NY 13625.