Articles filed under Impact on People from Massachusetts

Your View: Let's see Fairhaven Wind's SCADA data

The testing is little more than a bit of performance art, designed to appease those who are ignorant about the ill health effects caused by these industrial monstrosities. The most these noise measurements can show is that turbines comply with a law crafted in 1962 for the purpose of measuring things like the noise created by cars rushing past a residential neighborhood on a new highway.
25 Aug 2012

Turbine options group considers costs of shutting machines down

Town assessor and group member David Bailey said the town will need to raise $644,000 in funds if the turbines do not operate in Fiscal Year 2014. That number includes $524,000 to pay the debt on Wind 1 and ongoing turbine maintenance for one year, and $120,000 to pay for electricity at the wastewater treatment plant. That is just less than $54,000 every month that the turbines do not operate, he said.
15 Jun 2012

Falmouth Health Board debates shutting down turbines

Board member George Heufelder said the state health officials are swamped with requests for studies, but he believes they will respond to the Falmouth request. "They're not beyond moving something to the top of the pile" for political reasons, he said. The state officials should study the health effects of wind turbines, he said, because of the state energy policy promoting wind turbines and the corresponding health concerns.
8 Jun 2012

A consensus to harm citizens?

Falmouth selectmen, according to a recent article in the Cape Cod Times, continue to "sympathize" with the desperate plight of wind turbine abutters ...But the board of selectmen is sticking to its so-called "statement of principles," a shockingly callous and misguided policy statement that proclaims that the board intends to earn enough revenue from the wind turbine to pay the electric bills of the wastewater treatment plant and the debt service on the machines.
31 May 2012

Both sides praise turbine halt

"What you can hear is not the problem," Senie said. "What you can't hear is." While Senie praised the state's decision on the Falmouth turbines, he said current sound standards are not complete. The "distressing sound pressures" in the sub-audible range that affect neighbors should also be studied.
31 May 2012

Windwise fight isn't over by a long shot

The facts are, that in no other place are turbines like these as close to as many homes. They do make noise and obviously they do have an impact on property values. If the wind is blowing in your direction you will hear a constant jet plane sound ...Whenyou see those 400-foot towers with their spinning blades above your roof you can think about the loss of home equity town officials have cost you.
29 May 2012

Turbine opponents air their woes

Mark Cool, an air traffic controller who lives on Fire Tower Road, said lost sleep from turbine noise almost led to tragedy earlier this month. At work, he said, he was nearly responsible for a midair collision. "This near midair collision event was my first in 32 years," Cool told the board.
25 May 2012
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