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Credit:  www.goderichsignalstar.com 5 September 2011 ~~

Do you know where wind turbines can be built because of McGuinty’s green plan? In residential back yards, like a lawn ornament, only they could be nearly as high as a 10 storey building with a blade on it that weighs about 155kg., that’s like having a couple of home refrigerators spinning around up there.

People perceive wind turbines as a safe green way to make hydro, some have stated “I’m helping save our planet” and don’t forget the money making part. Schools can have them for the same reasons but I’ve read also that schools like to use them as experiments and teaching tools. Local businesses could have even bigger, taller and heavier industrial type wind turbines, higher than a 15 storey building.

However, farmers and land owners are the real lucky ones. They get to have the really huge industrial wind turbines that are approaching as high as a 50 storey building with blades on them weighing around 40 tons or about the same as 5 school buses whirling around up there. Yes, there could be some local rules or bylaws but it seems that GREEN has a BIG influence in changing them, so I’ve read lately.

We’ve all now seen the damage in Goderich from wind that turns into a tornado and our hearts go out to the people there. Just thinking of what more might have happened in Goderich, had homes, schools and businesses been equipped with WIND TURBINES totally unnerves me.

Wind turbines are not cute and fuzzy and warm, they are large and heavy and DANGEROUS. Wind turbines DON’T belong anywhere near people, not in back yards, not in towns, not out on the family farms meters away from the house and not near public roads or Highways.

If they are going to build them, then they MUST be built in controlled industrial areas. Safety MUST BE FIRST and when it comes to wind, we don’t need anymore stuff flying around.

Charley Urbanek

Port Elgin

Source:  www.goderichsignalstar.com 5 September 2011

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