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Independence: Show us the data  

Credit:  By Kathryn Gallerani | Oct. 24, 2014 | kingston.wickedlocal.com ~~

KINGSTON – The abatement order for the Independence wind turbine is in effect, but the Board of Health and residents continue to have questions about its execution.

The Board of Health voted 4-0 Monday night to seek clarification from wind turbine owner Kingston Wind Independence about the data the company uses to determine when the turbine is shut down.

“The data doesn’t include wind direction, and that’s why we want more information,” Board of Health member Bill Watson said.

Copper Beech Drive resident David Kennedy, who recently submitted complaints about sound levels at his home during the days of Oct. 7 and 14, similarly questioned how KWI determines when to shut the turbine down.

Board of Health member Jack Breen said they will request procedural details from KWI.

Questions were also raised about the release of the final report of the Independence acoustical study. According to a statement from the state Department of Environmental Protection, the final report is being expanded to include supplemental ambient monitoring performed in September.

“We expect that MassDEP will see a draft report for our review in the coming weeks, and we expect that the final report will be released to the town and to the public in early December,” spokesman Edmund Coletta said.

The board also continues to focus on creating flicker regulations. With a draft flicker regulation in hand, board members will schedule a public hearing. No date has been set, and it won’t be until late November or early December.

Source:  By Kathryn Gallerani | Oct. 24, 2014 | kingston.wickedlocal.com

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