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Turbines would be hazards 

Credit:  The Register, www.wickedlocal.com 2 May 2011 ~~

I feel I must mention a few things that Nicole Muller’s article (April 13) about the proposed wind turbines on the Dennis Water District land did not mention.

The turbines use oil in their operation. Should there be a leak from the turbine, the oil could seep into the watershed land and the aquifer below. One of the speakers at the district meeting asked David Larkowski, superintendent of the Water District, about the effect on the drinking water. Mr. Larkowski said, repeatedly, that Harwich and Brewster water would not be affected. He pointedly did not say that the Dennis water would not be affected. When I later asked about the Dennis water, there was no response from Mr. Larkowski or any of the water commissioners.

The article mentioned John Ford, who came from Falmouth to let us know about how the Falmouth turbines have affected his life (elevated blood pressure, sleep disturbance, etc.). He now has three turbines within less than a mile of his home (one is not yet operational); the closest (operating) is 2,745 feet from his home. There were maps at the meeting, aerial views of the area for the proposed turbines. Every distance shown from the designated sites to a residential area was less than a half-mile, some less than half of that! The noise, flicker, vibration and resulting health effects for the neighbors of the proposed turbines would be intolerable.

There have also been studies that show that real estate values suffer a decrease of 25-40 percent when they are within a 2-mile radius of industrial-size wind turbines, such as these 400-foot structures proposed.

Patricia A. Holden

West Dennis

Source:  The Register, www.wickedlocal.com 2 May 2011

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