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    Source:  Oregon Public Health Division

    Oregon Wind Energy Health Impact Assessment  

    Source:  Oregon Public Health Division | Action alerts, Comments, Health, Oregon

    Draft report released January 3, 2012

    The Oregon Public Health Division spent the last year responding to questions from the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE), local health departments, and community members in Eastern Oregon about the potential health impacts of wind energy facilities on Oregon communities.

    The draft Wind Energy Health Impact Assessment is a tool to help community members, elected officials and ODOE understand and respond to health-related questions about wind energy developments in Oregon.

    This initial HIA on wind energy is not focused on a specific facility or community. Rather, it focuses more broadly on what is currently known about the health impacts from wind farms, and the policies and standards used to site wind facilities in Oregon.

    Download the report [click here].

    Media should contact Christine Stone, Oregon Public Health Communications Officer, 971-673-1282, desk; 503-602-8027, cell; christine.l.stone@state.or.us.

    Public Comment

    You have three months from the release of the preliminary report to comment on any part of the report. Comments must be written to be considered; you can email or mail your comments. All comments must be received by 5 PM on March 30, 2012.

    The Oregon Public Health Division will read every comment received by the deadline. We do not plan to respond individually to each comment submitted. We will use the comments we receive to create a better, more complete final report.

    We will accept comments by email wind.hia@state.or.us or mail:

    Wind HIA Comments
    Oregon Public Health Division
    Office of Environmental Public Health
    800 NE Oregon St., Ste. 640
    Portland, OR 97232

    Public information sessions are planned for

    March 20 in Pendleton, OR
    March 21 in Bend, OR

    Check back here for more details or email wind.hia@state.or.us to be notified of meeting locations and times.

    Contact us: wind.hia@state.or.us

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