[ 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

Chatham-Kent residents take water wells fight to Queen’s Park  

Credit:  CTV Windsor | Published Thursday, March 8, 2018 | windsor.ctvnews.ca ~~

A group of Chatham-Kent residents took their fight for better water to Queen’s Park.

Members of the Water Wells First group held a news conference in Toronto on Thursday, hoping to get more attention to an issue that has been discussed locally for more than a year.

The group is upset with the North-Kent wind farm, which they say is harming their water.

The residents were joined by Essex NDP MPP Taras Natyshak, who with the Council of Canadians, called for an immediate Health Hazard Investigation at farms located near Samsung’s wind turbine site.

“I have seen this black water come directly out of a well on one of these farms – there’s just no way it’s safe to drink,” said Natyshak, who recently toured some of the farms affected and saw for himself the poor quality of the water coming out of the wells. “18 families in the area all experienced the change in their water quality around the time that pile driving for Samsung’s site began. It’s not a coincidence.”

Chatham farmer Marc St. Pierre says they only use the well water for bathing and toilets.

“I hate the thought of that because my wife already has indelicate health, so to know that I’m slowly poisoning her with this water is very disheartening,” said St. Pierre.

Water Wells First blames the vibrations caused by wind turbine construction for contaminating their well water.

On the company’s website, officials with North-Kent Wind say they received 16 complaints about water quality last year. They say they gave each complainant fresh water while investigating.

North Kent Wind said it deemed the water quality was not related to their work, rather the concerns appeared related to well construction, the condition of existing well pumping and treatment equipment, on-going maintenance, or lack of maintenance in combination with the natural conditions in the region.

Ontario’s Ministry of Environment agreed with the company’s findings.

The North Kent Wind farm is expected to be complete by September.

Source:  CTV Windsor | Published Thursday, March 8, 2018 | windsor.ctvnews.ca

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


Tag: Complaints

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.