Someone who saw the article in last Saturday’s May 21st edition of the Ottawa Citizen told us that he was not clear on exactly where the industrial wind turbines proposed for the area are going to go. The company’s map shows only “study areas” which are vague and—the company says—not up to date. The impression many people have is that the turbines will be quite a distance west of where most people live.
This is not correct. There is at least one proposed for south of Pollock Road just west of Fourth Line, and two between Fourth Line Road and Third Line, just north of the unused portion of Phelan Road.
With medical research coming in that shows health effects are being experienced within 3 km of industrial wind turbine installations (Nissenbaum, publication TBA), that means there is the potential for people to be disturbed by this particular array of turbines. Professor John Harrison, retired from Queen’s University, told us on viewing the map when he visited here for an information session that there was potential for “turbulence” as a rsult of the turbines proposed in North Gower, and he added, “There is no need to put these things on top of people.”
Dr Hazel Lynn, quoted in the Citizen article, said that the health effects from turbines are “consistent across the world.”
Will they make noise? A representative of the wind power generation facility company was interviewed by Mark Sutcliffe in 2010 and asked that question. The answer? “Of course they will: they’re power plants.”
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