Articles filed under Noise from USA

Study suggests wind turbines' low-frequency noise could cause health woes

Rep. Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, called on the PSC to halt wind turbine construction "to keep this nightmare from spreading." Sen. Frank Lasee, R-De Pere, said in a statement the agency should "immediately establish new set-back requirements that protect the health and wellness of Wisconsin residents who are forced to live too close to these 500-foot-tall" industrial wind turbines.
4 Jan 2013

Study suggests wind turbines' low-frequency noise could cause health woes

Rep. Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, called on the PSC to halt wind turbine construction "to keep this nightmare from spreading." Sen. Frank Lasee, R-De Pere, said in a statement the agency should "immediately establish new set-back requirements that protect the health and wellness of Wisconsin residents who are forced to live too close to these 500-foot-tall" industrial wind turbines.
4 Jan 2013

Study finds 'dangerous levels' of noise from turbines

A Public Service Commission study has found what one Wisconsin lawmaker classifies as "dangerous levels" of wind turbine-generated low frequency noise or infrasound at the Shirley Wind Project. Rep. Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, has called on the Public Service Commission to issue an emergency rule to immediately suspend the permitting process for wind projects.
1 Jan 2013

Wind debate moves to a new chapter: Noise

"I'm feeling like we have to move," Steve Therrien said, adding that they can't afford to. "If you're not feeling well, and you know your kids are screaming, there's nothing you can do." The heated debate about wind energy in Vermont has moved to a new chapter: noise.
23 Dec 2012

Falmouth resident confronts Gov. Patrick on wind turbines

"I told [Gov. Patrick] that Falmouth bought two wind turbines from the state and the state had a responsibility for the project, and that the turbines were too big and too close to residences," said Donald, who lives within 1,250 feet of the turbines. "We recommended the state remove the turbines and replace them with solar installation on the town's capped landfill."
19 Dec 2012

Town work of turbine options group nears the end

The group has not decided on a single solution that resolved the problems with the turbines. Instead, the final report, which will be presented to the selectmen, will include two contrasting options: taking down the turbines, and purchasing and reselling homes. Also included will be the "curtailment scenarios" in which the turbines operations are altered to comply with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection noise restrictions.
14 Dec 2012

Selectmen presented with wind turbine sound study

Reacting to a series of noise complaints by a small group of people on Concord Pond, Patriot Renewables hired Resource Systems Group (RSG) to monitor turbine sound from August 15 to September 6, 2012. The monitoring station and a meterological station were put in on the north shore of Concord Pond - 1.6 miles from the nearest turbine.
6 Dec 2012

Scituate Wind: Group to look at turbine issues

In defense of the health and safety of the residents of the Town of Scituate, the wind turbine must be dismantled and relocated to a location at least 1.5 miles from any residential home. “The lack of sleep affects everything in our lives,” he said. “We often go to work and school tired. It doesn’t matter which way the wind blows. It is on top of us. We hear it all the time. It isn’t a car that drives by. It is parked in our neighborhood 24/7.”
22 Nov 2012

Closed for holiday: Falmouth wind turbines

Those opposed to the Falmouth wind turbines have at least one reason to be grateful this week: The selectmen voted to shut off the two town-owned turbines on Thanksgiving. ...The action will "give a little relief on the holidays" as well as compensate neighbors for moments over a two-week period when the turbines operated outside the agreed-upon time parameters, Murphy said.
21 Nov 2012

Study finds physical, mental health effects from wind turbines

A recently released study of industrial wind turbines in Northern Maine has found they can cause sleep disturbances that result in physical and mental health issues in humans living as far as 4,500 feet away. The study, published in the September-October issue of Noise and Health, is the first of its kind to be scientifically vetted and approved through the peer-review process.
10 Nov 2012

60 Herkimer Co. residents file lawsuit against wind farm owner

Frustrated by the wind farm that some residents say drives them "crazy," 60 Middleville, Fairfield and Norway residents have filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court against the entities responsible for its construction, namely Iberdrola Renewables. "A lot of it has to do with the effect that it's having in being in close proximity to the residences," said Jeff DeFrancisco, an attorney from DeFrancisco & Flagiatano Law Firm of Syracuse.
10 Nov 2012

Wind turbine noise cause real health problems

There are thousands of wind opposition groups all over the world. The story is the same everywhere. The audible noise and inaudible low frequency and infrasound are driving people from their homes. People do not abandon their homes for no reason. Noise from these big machines can extend three to six miles in mountainous terrain, with residents within 2 miles most at risk.
9 Nov 2012

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