Dwarfed by Turbines

Dwarfed by Turbines

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012 Turbines in the News, Health Study

Below is the link to tonight's 6pm CBC Windsor news.... see 0:05:32 for the report on windturbines including an interview with yours truly.  I am sickened by our Mayor and his statement that indicates his job is "balance"...It takes only one glance at our horizon to see that $ has taken precedent over balance of any type...please watch the news clip, and the "people's views" immediately following - it seems people are ok with turbines as long as they are "not too close" and as long as "they can't here them".  Well people, I am here to tell you, they are too close - you can hear them, and what is even more scary is what you can not hear and the affects you can not easily link
If you can not view the news cast, here is the article.  From my point of view it's fairly accurate except they got one part wrong.  We have one turbine at approx 600 m, the next at 700m and several under 1000m.  Please, please, write into Health Canada to comment on the importance of a proper study using many markers.  Call your MP and MPP, we have to protect our children from this mess that they will certainly need to clean up in years to come.  The irresponsible placement and use of turbines has to be stopped and if wind energy is to continue, it has to be done in a way that is sustainable, efficient and above all safe.  It doesn't take a genius to see that turbines could be placed in many areas where there are few or no homes, but that would mean the cost of running the hydro there to allow access to the grid.  Once again, $ over people.  So sad.
Thanks,
Nik

4 comments:

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Nik said...

Thank you. I have been meaning to write more often, I'll have to start.Check my links for access to other websites, articles, etc. and try www.windyleaks.com and http://bst.sagepub.com/content/early/recent and www.illwind.org and Wind Concerns of Ontario on Facebook - there are a few on Facebook....

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Nik said...

Thanks bharatbook for your feedback. I agree that generating cleaner, more sustainable ways of doing things in our world is a positive. Unfortunately, the wind industry in general has not taken corporate responsiblity in doing so. They have placed too many industrial wind turbines too close to people and have caused significant illness and hardship. I have seen some information from other countries though where WT's were placed away from the public (with more set up cost of course) and that seems like a more viable solution to me. My question is: if IWT's are so fantastic why not spend the money to expand the grid to unpopulated parts of the world and draw from the wind energy created? There are so many health and economic issues that are negative - someone needs to stop and think for a minute.