[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Turbines bother others in town to varying degrees  

Credit:  February 21, 2013 | www.southcoasttoday.com ~~

FAIRHAVEN – The Board of Health had received 401 complaints about the wind turbines from 52 households as of Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Health Agent Patricia Fowle said the last time she heard from Laurel Carlson of the Department of Environmental Protection about when the sound tests she is conducting will be completed, “She still had one more sampling to take. I don’t think that’s been accomplished as yet.”

Like Linda Kellish, featured in the accompanying story on this page, not everyone who has filed a complaint has attended a town board meeting.

For example, when asked about the turbines, Erica Gaudreau of 5 John St., who was taking her garbage out a few weeks ago, said, “They don’t bother me noise wise. I just worry about the long term effects because I have kids. I worry more about them than myself.”

Ms. Gaudreau said she’s read about “subconscious” effects from the wind turbines.

As for the noise, she said she hears it when other sounds die down – like on Sunday mornings when she is trying to sit on the porch.

“It’s quite annoying. Sometimes you can hear the noise from the wind and sometimes you can hear the motor noise. I guess it depends on which way it faces.”

Visually they do not bother her because, although fairly close to her house, they are blocked by trees.

Ms. Gaudreau said she did call to submit a complaint to the Board of Health “once or twice just to let them know that they do bother us.”

On the plus side, she said, “It doesn’t seem to bother the dogs,” which she was concerned about.

She said she has seen “glare” or the flicker effect from the blades on the bike path but not in her house.

While Ms. Kellish said she was bothered most in the summer when she wanted to leave her windows open, after a health board meeting in January, Carolyn Young of Pierce’s Point said, “My father hasn’t slept in months, since the leaves have come down.”

As quoted in the Jan. 10 Advocate, she said, “I’m not sleeping as well. I put head phones on. It’s just horrible.”

She said her mother, a nurse who worked the night shift at a hospital, was bothered by them, too, and relishes the times when they aren’t operating.

“My mother will come home at 11:30 or 12 p.m. and stand outside because they’re off and it just feels better,” Ms. Young said.

Source:  February 21, 2013 | www.southcoasttoday.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.