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Concerns about wind turbines  

Credit:  The Daily Advocate, dailyadvocate.com 8 June 2011 ~~

Several weeks ago a group of concerned citizens met with two representatives from enXco. We discussed our concerns about wind turbines. Two of our concerns were shadow flicker and noise. When the blades come between the sun and an object, they cast a shadow which constantly moves as they turn in the wind. It can last up to 45 minutes a day. The enXco representatives told us that the location of the turbines were negotiable with the farmers in regard to noise and shadow flicker. We were lead to believe they would not be a problem.

However, I have obtained a copy of one of their contracts. The contract states, “Lessee (enXco) shall have the right to emit or cause the emission of noise, vibration, air turbulence, wake, and electromagnetic and frequency interference and to permit wind turbulence, to overhang, cast shadows, or cause flicker onto the Property and/or impact Lessor’s (farmer’s) views of and from the Property.” It sounds to me like shadow flicker and noise are still problems in spite of “negotiating” the location of the turbines. I also see enXco protecting themselves against problems with T.V. and radio reception as well as low frequency sound waves. If they were not problems, these items would not be included in their contracts.

To learn more about wind turbines, go to our web site www.dcwindworrriers.com. Be informed before it’s too late!

JoAnn Hawkey


Source:  The Daily Advocate, dailyadvocate.com 8 June 2011

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