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Wind farm proposal prompts concerns  

Credit:  The Star Press | June 3 | www.thestarpress.com ~~

I am a lifelong resident of Jay County and am concerned about the proposed wind farm. First, there are health hazards associated with windmills such as shadow flicker and a low frequency noise that can cause disruptions in one’s sleep patterns. When one does not receive enough sleep, their health is compromised such as an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, etc.

Second, there is also lost property value associated with wind farms, and in some instances, people have abandoned their homes. It is according to the distance that one’s home is from a neighboring turbine that determines the amount of depreciation that one will see when selling their home. In some instances, there has been a 46-percent depreciation, and not just in the homes but also the farm ground. Scout could provide homeowners with a Property Value Protection Plan to ease the fears of homeowners.

Another thing to consider is the funding that wind energy companies receive from the federal government. With the U.S. debt growing by leaps and bounds every day, at some point government subsidies may be diminished or even eliminated. When this scenario happens, then what happens to the turbines?

I think the most important thing that we must consider is the division that we have allowed a vast conglomerate to perpetuate within our community. For more information on these and other topics concerning wind farms go to www.wind-watch.org.

Jennifer Keller

Redkey

Source:  The Star Press | June 3 | www.thestarpress.com

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