Wind Power News: Ontario
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Turbine turmoil at public meeting; Residents continue to seek answers over damaged wells in wind farm area
A meeting to update residents about the progress of the North Kent Wind farm on Thursday night didn’t take long to become heated. The majority of residents in attendance wanted answers about what will be done regarding complaints about 16 water wells that have gone bad during the construction phase of the project. The mood quickly went from angry to hostile when Matthew Alexander, a hydrologist with AECOM, the consulting firm hired to do investigate well complaints, stated water samples . . .
An engineering report has found gaps and deficiencies in the draft Renewable Energy Approval (REA) documents to construct a wind farm in Dutton Dunwich. The municipality retained Morrison Hershfield Limited to evaluate the Strong Breeze Wind Project draft report prepared by Stantec Consulting Ltd. for Invenergy. The findings were released during a regular council meeting on Wednesday. In the Morrison Hershfield report, the company found information lacking in the draft REA submission from environmental and engineering perspectives. Inconsistencies with respect . . .
The Strong Breeze Wind Project plan in Dutton-Dunwich is rife with gaps and deficiencies according to a Toronto-based engineering company. That and more was detailed in a report made by Morrison Hershfield Ltd. for Dutton-Dunwich council. The engineering report found problems in the draft Renewable Energy Approval (REA) documents to construct a wind farm in Dutton Dunwich. The municipality retained Morrison Hershfield to evaluate the Strong Breeze Wind Project draft report prepared by Stantec Consulting Ltd. for Invenergy. There is . . .
WAWC demands MOECC minister to resolve situation with North Kent Wind before approving Otter Creek Wind project
A Wallaceburg citizen group wants water well problems associated with a nearby wind farm to be resolved before a wind project is approved for their area slated to have turbines taller than the Great Pyramid in Giza. Earl Towell, a member of the newly-formed Wallaceburg Area Wind Concerns (WAWC), said watching what has happened with 14 water wells that have clogged with sediments in the North Kent Wind project area, “it feels like slow-moving freight train bearing down on you.” . . .
A Wallaceburg citizens’ group wants water well problems associated with a nearby wind farm to be resolved before a wind project is approved for their area that will have turbines taller than the Great Pyramid in Giza. Earl Towell, a member of the newly-formed Wallaceburg Area Wind Concerns, said watching what has happened with 14 water wells that have clogged with sediments in the North Kent Wind project area, “it feels like slow-moving freight train bearing down on you.” His . . .
The Wallaceburg and Area Wind Concerns group is prepared for a fight. The group held their first public meeting last week at the UAW Hall where they outlined their concerns, as well presenting their plan on fighting the proposed Otter Creek wind project. The group is currently raising money so they can try and stop the wind turbine project. The group has set up an account at Wallaceburg’s TD bank, and estimates that a legal fight will cost at least . . .
‘David vs. Goliath’ and ‘good vs. evil’ were referenced during the opening prayer, as the Wallaceburg Area Wind Concerns group held their first meeting on Thursday, October 26. Approximately 200 people packed into the UAW Hall to hear the new groups concerns about the Otter Creek Wind Farm project, which is slated to begin construction north of Wallaceburg in the spring of 2018. Dr. Keith Benn, a local geologist, Warren Howard, an executive with Wind Concerns Ontario and Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP . . .
Another meeting of Prince Edward County council, another indication from Prince Edward County politicians that they don’t want any industrial wind farms in the county. Today (Thursday), county council’s Committee of the Whole voted wholeheartedly to support the volunteer group County Coalition for Safe and Appropriate Green Energy’s two- pronged legal effort to stop the nine turbine WPD White Pines project from being completed. South Marysburgh councillor Steve Ferguson says council has supported other organizations fighting the turbines and the . . .
Water Wells First member Dave Lusk has been seeing water wells go bad all around him, so he knew it was only a matter of time before he’d meet the same fate. The Green Valley Line resident is the 14th property owner in the North Kent Wind Farm project construction area to report that his well system has been impacted after pile driving began nearby for the construction an industrial wind turbine. “It was just a matter of time before . . .
Water Wells First (WWF) says the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit is contravening the Health Act by not testing local water well sediments. WWF is now looking to meet with the local medical officer of health and Chatham-Kent’s chief administrative officer to demand that solids in tainted well water be tested. WWF says municipal testing doesn’t go far enough and fears carcinogens in Kettle Point black shale will cause cancer. Retired Hydrogeologist Bill Clarke says WWF is now testing to get . . .