The wind companies have concluded that there aren’t any health issues with low frequency noise (LFN) and their proposed turbine locations. Unfortunately their conclusions are based on inadequate research methods. The problem with that is LFN is not just an auditory problem; it is a non-audible phenomenon, meaning it is harmful on two levels, auditory and systemic. It affects every organ in the human body. This is why the wind company noise studies are flawed. They do not fully address LFN; they see it as a one dimensional issue. Scientific research clearly demonstrates that wind turbines in the proximity of residential areas produce acoustical environments that can lead to the development of Vibroacoustic Disease (vad) manifested from exposure to low frequency noise. Research, ongoing since 1980, first targeted only occupational environments. Now with the placing of turbines in residential areas research has expanded to include homes in close proximity to wind turbines (less than 2 km). Some of the symptoms of vad include thickening of cardiac structures, headache, immunological changes, balance disorders, and a decrease in cognitive skills.
Unfortunately in Cape Vincent deals were made, contracts signed and plans set before the general public was informed. Town officials having signed contracts with wind developers creating conflicts of interests, proposed zoning regulations framed to benefit the wind companies and stakeholders, not the general public. There has been talk of officials holding secret meetings. Our town government has been conducting business as though they have their own secret society. Is our town government a fraternal organization or a privately held corporation?
My letter to the AG went into more detail about what has been happening in Cape Vincent and our struggles to date, so you can only imagine my excitement when I received a letter in the mail from the attorney general’s office…
When I opened the letter from the AG and I read the contents I became severely aware of the disconnect between our government and our community.
After what I had written and the details that were provided, the response that I received was disappointing and insulting to be addressed like this, either they did not read my letter or they did not want to deal with the content or they did not understand the issue, either way they are not fit for public service because this is not public service.
I am not alone I am representative of a Community in distress a community under siege and we are being ignored when our attorney general allows himself to be come so insulated to what is happening this is absolutely unacceptable. He cannot pick and choose what issues he wants to deal with in this state and ignore everything else …
Below is a copy of ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN’s totally unrelated form letter that was sent to me by his dysfunctional office and after that is a video of the former Reinbeckian Town Board making the determination that the Attorney General is useless
Perhaps a profound statement borne of ignorance ….