The Wall Street Journal featured an interesting op-ed this week about the side effects of wind turbines. The piece describes some of the health problems — sleep deprivation, memory loss, headaches — that individuals who live near wind farms are experiencing.
“Lawsuits that focus on noise pollution are now pending in Maine, Pennsylvania and New Zealand. In New Zealand, more than 750 complaints have been lodged against a large wind project near Makara since it began operating last April. The European Platform Against Windfarms lists 388 groups in 20 European countries. Canada has more than two dozen antiwind groups. In the U.S. there are about 100 such groups, and state legislators in Vermont recently introduced a bill that will require wind turbines be located no closer than 1.25 miles from any residence. In theory, big wind projects should only be built in desolate areas. But the reality is that many turbines are being installed close to homes. [snip…] ” http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704240004575085631551312608.html?KEYWORDS=wind+turbines