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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

April 14, 2013

Mass. finds turbines too costly to remove

Last week, two towns in Massachusetts have responded to complaints and curtailed operations of wind turbines.

Falmouth local government had voted unanimously to remove the town’s two turbines, but the $14 million price tag is too costly. The turbines went on line in 2010, and in May 2012 the town began turning them off 12 hours a day due to complaints of noise and physical and mental health problems that began with the turbines’ operation.


Responsible setting of turbines needed

Elected officials should do the required research before deciding if and where industrial wind turbines will be located. It seems they are listening only to the sales pitches of the wind turbine industry. Please realize that facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Wisconsin officials have looked at the research on how people are harmed by living too close to turbines. They examined the December 2012 report of the scientific study done at the Shirley Wind Farm (owned by Duke Energy) in Brown County, Wis. The findings of this report were so significant that Wisconsin denied the application for the Highland Wind Farm on Feb. 14.



 Continue reading both of these letters at this link to the [Kokomo Times]


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