Wisconsin Health Board declares that wind power is a public health risk

10 Nov

Another Green Fail.


From the Green Bay Gazette.


Brown County health officials have declared wind turbines a public health risk, but they haven’t determined how to put their declaration into action.

The county’s Health Board this month declared the Shirley Wind Farm operated by Duke Energy Renewables poses a health risk to its neighbors in the town of Glenmore. Three families have moved out of their homes rather than endure physical illness they blame on the low-frequency noise the wind turbines generate, according to Audrey Murphy, president of the board that oversees the Brown County Health Department.

[…]Whatever happens, residents “are grateful to the Board of Health for reviewing the research and listening to the people of Brown County,” said Susan Ashley, who also lives in the Shirley area and who has helped rally opposition to the wind farm through the years.

Twenty families in the town have documented health issues…

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Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Wisconsin Health Board declares that wind power is a public health risk

  1. Chillingworth

    November 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Fascinating! It reminds me of one of the few times I’ve traveled to the United Kingdom, and happened to meet a local who was circulating a petition against building a windmill generating complex in the area—because it would damage the environment (cutting down a lot of trees in what was otherwise a nature-preserve-type area, and potentially killing a lot of birds) and be an ugly blemish on an otherwise beautiful landscape.

  2. Will S.

    November 10, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Indeed! A lot of people have turned against wind power, recognizing problems with it.

    Even if you don’t denude forests to build turbines, but put them in fields, or in bodies of water, they still make noise, kill birds, etc.


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