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More than typical noise requires more distance  

Credit:  Cape Cod Times | January 17, 2013 | www.capecodonline.com ~~

The Jan. 14 story on the Falmouth wind turbines reported that a state-appointed panel found no evidence that noise and flicker from turbines directly harms abutters.

The panel report states (Page ES-5) that the typical wind turbine generates 103 decibels. However, the noise dissipates quickly with distance and, at 400 meters (1,300 feet), the noise should drop to a safe level of 40 decibels.

Some abutters live closer than 1,300 feet, and the state measurements indicate that the wind turbines are generating more than the typical 103 decibels of noise.

Chris Kapsambelis


Source:  Cape Cod Times | January 17, 2013 | www.capecodonline.com

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