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2/11/09 DOUBLE FEATURE: Wind Power Quote of the Day: When is a genuine problem not a genuine problem? When you get paid to ignore it. AND Tell it to the judge, because the judge is listening

"Noise vibration and acoustics consultant Dr. Geoff Leventhall said there was no doubt people living near the turbines suffered a range of symptoms, including abnormal heart beats, sleep disturbance, headaches, tinnitus, nausea, visual blurring, panic attacks and general irritability.

“I have lots of people phoning me up and telling me that it’s ruining their lives – and it’s genuine,” he said.

Source: Wales on line: Farming, Countryside News

February 11, 2010

 Note from the BPWI Research Nerd:

Dr. Leventhall is one of the co-authors of a white-paper released a few months ago called "Wind Turbine Sound and Health Effects" The report, which reviewed the latest published and public documents, was paid for by the American Wind Energy Association and the Canadian Wind Energy Association.

Press releases issued by AWEA said the report makes it clear there are no negative health effects from wind turbine noise.

Press releases from community groups advocating safer setbacks say the report clearly acknowledges there are negative health impacts.

Dr. Leventhall's point of view seems to be stated clearly enough.


Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 10:31AM by Registered CommenterThe BPRC Research Nerd | Comments Off

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