Articles filed under Noise from USA

Kingston to hire neutral engineer to evaluate turbine test

Tuesday night, selectmen approved a request from the Board of Health to hire an engineer to act as an outside consultant ...Selectmen Dennis Randall said the results of any study, no matter how scientific, can be brought into question, so the town needs to make sure the professional engineer hired to review the results of the flicker study is a neutral party.
9 Jun 2013

Are Mary O'Donnell's Kingston turbines in compliance?

"The evidence that the O'Donnell turbines are operating outside the boundaries of the DEP noise regulation is incontrovertible, and the effects are devastating," he writes. "Residents are being forced to abandon their homes during periods of high wind speeds. Others, with no alternative, simply hunker down and try to survive day-to-day with a debilitating lack of sleep."
31 May 2013

Kingston resident claims independent testing of O'Donnell turbines proves non-compliance

"The evidence that the O'Donnell turbines are operating outside the boundaries of the DEP noise regulation is incontrovertible, and the effects are devastating," he writes. "Residents are being forced to abandon their homes during periods of high wind speeds. Others, with no alternative, simply hunker down and try to survive day-to-day with a debilitating lack of sleep."
25 May 2013

Kingston Independence operators refuse to cooperate, challenge methodology

In an abrupt about face late last week, the Independence turbine owners at Kingston Wind Independence are refusing to participate a long-awaited acoustic monitoring study. The Board of Selectmen and Board of Health are sending a letter to the state Department of Environmental Protection this week asking that officials step in and provide assistance to the town.
25 May 2013

State finds Fairhaven turbines in violation of noise regulations

DEP Deputy Commissioner Martin Suuberg told the Board of Health that noise from the turbines exceeded state regulations in five of the 24 periods during which the DEP conducted testing. ...many in the audience began shouting for Board of Health Chairman Peter DeTerra to make a motion to shut down the wind turbines until Fairhaven Wind presented the board with a mitigation plan.
22 May 2013

At Lowell, Sheffield: DPS Commissioner concerned about turbine noise

Since October, 105 complaints about the big three wind projects have been collected by the DPS division on consumer affairs and public information, not including this complaint from McGrath. Some of those complaints are from the same people. Twenty-three different people have complained. In one case in November, 31 people joined to file a petition about wind noise about the Lowell wind project which prompted Green Mountain Power to adjust early operations.
10 May 2013

Charlestown turbine foes hear scientific evidence of infrasonic threat

It's not always the noise you hear that damages your ears. The noise you don't hear can be more harmful, wind turbine opponents were told Wednesday night. Harold Vincent, an associate research professor at the University of Rhode Island, told an audience of about 75 residents at Cross' Mills Public Library that infrasonic noise can create health problems that go beyond hearing difficulties.
9 May 2013

Sheffield: PSB Denies Resident Relief From Wind Farm Noise

"The noise monitoring plan is entirely under the control of First Wind, who chose the firm to design the plan and conduct the monitoring. This is a perfect example of 'the fox guarding the henhouse,' " Smith said Thursday. "The PSB's order further illustrates the near-impossibility of neighbors being able to participate in protecting their interests before the PSB."
4 May 2013

Wind Power: Cutting the Spin

Sen. Lasee is now pushing for more regulations on wind energy that could limit its future growth even more. "What I'd like to do is at the very least, follow the lead of Australia and have a mile and a quarter setback from anybody's property line," said Sen. Lasee.
30 Apr 2013

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