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When they talk of wind turbine ills, Falmouth residents are not just making it up  

Credit:  The Boston Globe | February 02, 2019 | www.bostonglobe.com ~~

The article “Bid to go green leaves town with the blues” (Page A1, Jan. 24) does not fully capture the serious health and economic issues faced by those living near industrial wind plants.

Residents submitted hundreds of complaints to Falmouth health officials regarding the two wind turbines at the town’s wastewater treatment plant. This certainly indicates that the problem is much larger than some would like to admit. How many times do the afflicted residents of Falmouth have to fight for the acknowledgement that they experienced health effects from the turbines?

I suggest that the Globe consider its own 2014 article by Bella English, which quotes Dr. Steven Rauch, a specialist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, regarding the veracity of complaints by people affected by wind turbines.

Consider also the 2013 injunction imposed by Superior Court Judge Christopher Muse, which limited the operation of the turbines. Muse said he was imposing the injunction to prevent “irreparable harm.”

The goal to achieve increased renewable energy sources is admirable. But to blindly support wind turbines in residential areas without first understanding the health, economic, and environmental consequences is just poor government policy.

Virginia Irvine

Member of the

board of directors

Wind Wise Massachusetts

Northampton

Source:  The Boston Globe | February 02, 2019 | www.bostonglobe.com

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