Videos filed under Noise from Massachusetts
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Huge wind turbines are dotting the landscape in New York and Massachusetts, producing megawatts of green energy. So why would people living near these giant windmills want them out?
An education and advocacy session for the greater Scituate MA community, was held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, hosted by the neighbors affected by the Scituate Industrial Wind Turbine.
Underneath the two 1.5 megawatt wind turbines in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, the whirring sound is unmistakable. Yet, during State-ordered noise testing in October, the turbines were set to spin-only and not to produce electricity. Turbine noise is unmistakably louder when power is being produced. The developer, after denying any manipulation of the turbines to artificially reduce noise levels, in a letter dated February 26, the developer admits a 'mechanical failure' resulted in the turbines not operating as required. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has ordered new studies. Duration: 4 minutes 40 seconds
KINGSTON, Mass. - The debate about the noise and flicker caused by five wind turbines in Kingston continues. Duration: 1 minute 28 seconds
Nearly one hundred Falmouth residents attended a Board of Selectmen meeting last night to peacefully protest and speak out against the ongoing operation of three identical industrial wind turbines in the Falmouth Industrial Park. Duration: 33 seconds
Massachusetts WCVB TV Boston visited Scituate, MA to report on the impacts of noise and flicker on the home life of people living near the turbine. Duration: 2 minutes 30 seconds
FALMOUTH - Dozens of neighbors packed an emergency town Board of Health meeting, to hear the health concerns of people who live near two town-owned turbines, plus a third one that's privately run. "The pulsing sound will wake me up all night," said one man. Last week, state environmental officials ordered one of the turbines be shut down because it exceeded noise regulations. Now, Falmouth's Board of Health could hand down an emergency order for the other town-owned turbine to stop as well. Duration: 2 minutes 16 seconds
Hari Sreenivasan of PBS News Hour talks to Heather Goldstone and Sean Corcoran of WCAI in Cape Cod, Mass. about their reports on the fallout of a wind turbine Falmouth, Massachisetts. While there's no comprehensive scientific research to subtantiate the negative health impacts of wind turbines, residents living near the 400 foot tall turbine have complained of headaches, sleep deprivation, and tinnitus. Godlstone and Corcoran talk about the ongoing debate in Falmouth and its implications for wind energy in Massachusetts and nationally. Duration: 5 minutes 42 seconds
1. Interview with Falmouth resident Mark Cool 2. Interview with Falmouth resident Neil Andersen 3. Interview with Falmouth resident Betsy Andersen
FALMOUTH -- Wind turbines are a popular way to generate natural energy, but there's a price to pay for residents who live nearby.