About the Post

Author Information

Ontario’s Safest Setbacks — They’re Not

Hat-Tip to Wind Concerns Ontario:

News from a person today living near the Grand Valley wind project just west of Shelburne, Ontario. The newly erected wind turbines are in test mode today … and after just one day, she is sick.

This is a woman who owns and runs a farm, is physically active and healthy … and today she describes her lack of equilibrium as being so severe, she didn’t trust her balance while standing on her deck to hang out her laundry.

This is just in the test phase for the turbines, of which there are 9 within close proximity of her home. Wait until they are operating 24 hours a day.

This effect is unfortunately typical as a result of the vibration or infrasound produced by the turbine blades as they spin. Make no mistake: these machines are in no way “wind mills.” Each blade weighs 6 tons.

Another little know fact: this particular project is one of several that were approved pre-Green Energy Act, were dormant, and now with Ontario’s subsidy program have found new life. But, get this: because their Notice to Proceed was granted before the Green Energy Act, the project can go ahead under old regulations for setbacks, i.e., at 400 meters instead of the current 550. (Which is based on flawed sound modelling using old, less powerful machines, but that’s for another day.)

Link to original article at Nurses For Safe Renewable Power

Tags: , , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: