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Panel discussion: The health impact of wind power 

Credit:  Tuesday 12 June 2012 abc.net.au ~~

Wind power has been promoted as the cheapest form of renewable energy and is vital to the Gillard government’s promise to produce 20 per cent of Australia’s entire electricity supply from renewable sources by 2020. But with more than 1,000 wind turbines now operating in regional Australia, some communities have raised concerns about adverse health impacts from living near giant wind turbines.


  • Berni Janssen, a resident of Waubra, near Ballarat in Victoria
  • Dr Sarah Laurie, Chief Executive Officer, The Waubra Foundation
  • Professor Simon Chapman, Professor of Public Health, School of Public Heath, University of Sydney

Presenter: Waleed Aly
Producer: Melanie Christiansen

Source:  Tuesday 12 June 2012 abc.net.au

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