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Measuring infrasound from wind turbines  

Credit:  By Greg Muller | Monday, 18 February 2013 | ABC Rural | www.abc.net.au ~~

People living near the Waterloo wind farm in South Australia are worried about a noise they can’t hear.

The EPA has begun a survey to find out whether wind turbines emit infrasound – frequencies below the capacity of human hearing.

There are already environmental noise guidelines in place, and previous studies and a Senate enquiry last year found no health implications from infrasound. However many people living near windfarms are still not convinced.

Russell Marsh from the Clean Energy Council says infrasound also comes from traffic and air conditioners and would be more of a problem in urban areas.

Peter Dolan, director of science and assessment, South Australia Environment Protection Agency; Russell Marsh, policy director,
Clean Energy Council.

Source:  By Greg Muller | Monday, 18 February 2013 | ABC Rural | www.abc.net.au

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