The Chair of the Huron County Board of Health says a study on the perceived health effects of wind turbines is not necessarily dead.
As we told you yesterday, the group Concerned Citizens for Health suggested the study was likely killed, and not just suspended.
Board of Health Chair Tyler Hessel says additional information is needed before the study can move ahead.
He tells Bayshore Broadcasting News that the Board is waiting for a staff report on additional information.
Hessel says questions were raised at the Board’s most recent meeting on May 12th that need to be answered.
One of the Board’s concerns is the possible duplication of other studies that are being done, including one the province is conducting in Grey-Bruce.
Hessel mentions that the Board need to be sure it’s following provincial guidelines properly.
He says the Board couldn’t make a final decision on how to proceed with the study, partly because members hadn’t seen a report that had been released publicly and they needed to get up to speed on the document’s contents.
A major consideration Hessel points to, is the cost of the study.
He says it wasn’t contained in the Board of Health budget, and members need to know the exact cost before moving forward.
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