Dwarfed by Turbines

Dwarfed by Turbines

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Update to Rash / New Article

We took our son to a clinic two nights ago for his rash and the doctor said it "looks like an impentago type of rash". He is treating our son, and myself with penicillan because I also have a bit of a rash on my fingers and he did not want to take any chances. Unfortunately, the clinic was very busy and this doctor did not wish to speak of other possibilities, causes, or my concerns about the turbine issue. Since he is not our family doctor, I did not push the issue...I am relieved that we have an appointment with the Pediatrician (finally) tomorrow and that he will be able to look at this rash, and hear the other affects we have noticed with our son(s) and ourselves. I have heard from other WT sufferers and they say the rash in the picture on the blog looks very much like the rash they have been suffering. They strongly believe their rash to be caused from low frequency vibration and dirty electricity from the wind turbines, and I believe they are correct. Some of them have learned that when exposed to certain items, cell phones, etc., their rash becomes worse. I imagine that to be the thing that takes them over the threshold and "activates" the condition that is there due to the exposure to wind turbines. I only wish our government would provide the tests and equipment necessary to properly monitor the cause in order to prevent the effects.

NEWS ARTICLE - Chatham Daily News

Wind turbines still a problem for some - Sept. 22nd

A Blenheim woman claims her family is still suffering effects from a nearby wind farm.

Kruger Energy’s 44-turbine Port Alma project became operational last year.

Nikki Horton, who filed a complaint with the Montreal-based company, said the wind farm is impacting her family’s quality of life, with symptoms such as headaches and fatigue.

“We’re still ill. We’re still sleep deprived,” she said. “Our children are still experiencing problems.”

Horton said Kruger conducted a noise report earlier this year.

She received the results recently.

“It left me with a lot of unanswered questions,” she said. “They seem to be trying to blame our problems on other things, but we’re pretty sure it’s the wind turbines.”

Horton said she is planning to soundproof her home since she doesn’t want to move.

Some of these measures include triple-paned windows and new insulation.

“We’re hoping that will help,” she said.

Horton believes wind energy supporters are pushing forward without seeing the impact on residents.

“Turning a blind eye to all these people who are having problems is not going to make it go away,” she said.

Blenheim’s Pam Mazerolle also sent a letter to Kruger on the issues she and her husband are having.

She said they’ve been having headaches that even their doctor can’t explain.

“We also have a big concern regarding our property value, now that these turbines are in our backyard the value has gone down. Ask yourself, 'Would you want to live this close to them?'” she wrote. “Please don't get us wrong, we are all for green energy, anything to help the planet, it has been damaged enough.

“But when do we say, 'Wait a minute our health and way of life comes first?'”

Mazerolle said she’s also seen a change of behaviour in her horse, which “seemed more jumpy,” and would pace around in circles at night.

Jean Majeau, Kruger’s senior vice-president of communications, said the matter was investigated.

He said it was also reported to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

“We had one turbine that was not properly working,” he said. “The corrections have been made and we had also done an independent study that everything had come back to normal.

“As far as we are concerned, the file is closed.”

I find it odd that Kruger states the file is closed when I am still working with Kruger to find solutions. As far as it being closed, I definately do not feel that we have seen an answer to our problems, and my family and I consider this issue very much open.


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