[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

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

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Faulty turbine fallout reaches Dutton Dunwich council session  

Credit:  By Vicki Gough, Special to Postmedia Network | Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | www.thechronicle-online.com ~~

Dutton Dunwich council didn’t take much time to shift focus on “troubling reports” out of Chatham-Kent after taking care of business on its regular agenda during the last council meeting.

The word “concern” was echoed around the council table many times in reference to news of a wind turbine near Merlin that buckled in half sometime overnight Jan. 19.

Mayor Cameron McWilliam said what is of particular concern is the structure was originally owned by the same company that wants to build even taller turbines in Dutton Dunwich.

“Is there even any proper field testing done on these, especially when you are going to that extra height?” McWilliam told The Chronicle.

“A taller turbine is definitely going to have more structural stress,” he added.

The Strong Breeze Wind Project proposal includes setbacks from homes of 550 metres, the same distance as the Raleigh project in Chatham-Kent.

“The recent events in Raleigh Township in Chatham-Kent of a wind turbine collapse has got people more concerned about the safety issues of these turbines,” Coun. Mike Hentz said.

“I would like to move that this council is aware of that,” he added.

Coun. Ian Fleck also weighed in on the discussion.

“I’ve had a number of people concerned also about the (setback) distance now because the company is proposing taller ones (in Dutton Dunwich),” Fleck said.

“It doesn’t make a lot of sense that the province is going to allow the same setbacks for larger structures,” McWilliam said.

Council has been critical in the past of a proposal to construct a wind farm in Dutton Dunwich.

The proposal to build about 20 wind turbines in the municipality is still moving through due process, despite the provincial government’s later decision to halt any further green energy wind projects.

“A lot of concerns that people have, have not been answered; well water, noise and this just adds to the pile of answers they deserve,” Hentz said.

[rest of article available at source]

Source:  By Vicki Gough, Special to Postmedia Network | Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | www.thechronicle-online.com

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

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

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter