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Windfarm not answer  

In answer to Judith Randall’s letter regarding Westfield Lane giant (near Blackpool Tower height) turbine Windfarm proposal. I live at West Park adjacent the site.

Much turbine noise or night time amplitude modulation thumping effects are incalculable; 200 hours of shadow flicker will occur.

Planners accept single subjects per letter from objectors and supporters.

Supporters obtain signatures ignoring our circumstances.

Professor Mariana Alves-Periera and Lisbon University have established a strong probability of irreversible physiological cell damage (vibro acoustic disease or VAD) affecting nearby residents. Thickening arteries may occur.

The DBERR who formulate turbine set back distances are reluctant to take account of this research carried out over 27 years with “valid and robust scientific data”.

Turbines burn owing to lightning or worn parts. They are too high for fire authorities to extinguish. They blow over uprooting giant foundations. Brakes fail causing rotors to clip towers and turbines to disintegrate.

A smaller fallen turbine shook the earth in Weatherford, Oklahoma, three to four kilometres away. Turbines may leak hydraulic oil, shed ice blocks or sheared 45 metre 12 tonne rotors which could blow across the A1. Three motorists in Germany have died owing to distraction.

Britain’s carbon footprint is two per cent of the world’s. Turbines produce half to one per cent of our electricity. Much less carbon reduction is achieved.
Revolutionary solar technology from Silicone Valley are: printed aluminium foil; flexible, light and five times more efficient than conventional panels; much cheaper to purchase; producing much cheaper electricity.

Government should re-direct subsidies accordingly.


Pontefract and Castleford Express

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