Wind Power News: Complaints
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Turbine turmoil at public meeting; Residents continue to seek answers over damaged wells in wind farm area
A meeting to update residents about the progress of the North Kent Wind farm on Thursday night didn’t take long to become heated. The majority of residents in attendance wanted answers about what will be done regarding complaints about 16 water wells that have gone bad during the construction phase of the project. The mood quickly went from angry to hostile when Matthew Alexander, a hydrologist with AECOM, the consulting firm hired to do investigate well complaints, stated water samples . . .
Hawkesdale farmer Paul Lewis says noise from Macarthur wind farm, five kilometres from his home, wakes him up at night. Despite complaining to wind farm operator AGL and his local council “nobody will do anything about it”, he says. “No one can do anything to really address the problems with existing wind farms. Moyne (shire council) have wiped their hands of it and don’t take responsibility, and the State Government isn’t doing anything,” Mr Lewis said. His neighbour, Anthony Nagorcka, . . .
SEARSBURG – The state agency that regulates power utility projects is investigating whether construction blasting from the Deerfield Wind project damaged a man’s home. Francis Candiloro of Searsburg wants the developers of the 15-turbine project to repair damage to his home off Route 8. “All I have asked for is for them to do the repairs,” Candiloro said Saturday, referring to chimney, window and other damage he attributes to blasting for the project. He says the damage occurred between October 2016 . . .
As a Tipton County property owner, I did extensive research on the possible effects of having Industrial Wind Turbines. Our county was the first to attempt to have the turbines located close to residential homes and communities. Recently, I read Wind Watch online regarding Fulton, Miami, and Cass counties being interested in having a windfarm. I would like to pass along some findings of over 1,000 hours of research regarding this situation. I first thought these things were green, non-toxic, . . .
The Public Utility Commission has opened an investigation into blasting that was conducted at the Deerfield Wind project. Francis Candiloro lives along Route 8 in Searsburg and he says blasting from the 15-turbine wind project damaged his property. The Public Service Department’s Consumer Affairs and Public Information Division looked into Candiloro’s complaint this summer, and they turned up enough information to initiate an investigation. The Public Utility Commission will open a hearing to see if Deerfield Wind conducted blasting in . . .
An Ayrshire woman claims wind farms have turned her home into a prison. Pat Spence says she has been forced to sleep in her car as the effects of wind farm syndrome make it impossible to sleep at her home on Dochroyle Farm. Ms Spence first noticed the noise after waking one night with heart palpitations. She believed she was having a heart attack but after her anxiety subsided she noticed the noise of the wind turbines. Ms Spence believes . . .
News that a visitor centre for the new Rampion wind farm would be sited in Brighton was met with criticism from Herald readers. The wind farm is visible from the coast off Wothing along to Brighton, but the bulk of the construction work was done from Worthing and Lancing. As such, the vast majority of readers said that as a thank you the visitor centre should be built here. Spring Aylwyn said: “So all the residents who have had to . . .
Water Wells First member Dave Lusk has been seeing water wells go bad all around him, so he knew it was only a matter of time before he’d meet the same fate. The Green Valley Line resident is the 14th property owner in the North Kent Wind Farm project construction area to report that his well system has been impacted after pile driving began nearby for the construction an industrial wind turbine. “It was just a matter of time before . . .
Water Wells First (WWF) says the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit is contravening the Health Act by not testing local water well sediments. WWF is now looking to meet with the local medical officer of health and Chatham-Kent’s chief administrative officer to demand that solids in tainted well water be tested. WWF says municipal testing doesn’t go far enough and fears carcinogens in Kettle Point black shale will cause cancer. Retired Hydrogeologist Bill Clarke says WWF is now testing to get . . .
Fourteenth complaint filed against Samsung wind turbine project for polluting water wells in Chatham-Kent
Chatham, ON – Fourteen Chatham area well owners have now filed water well interference complaints against the developers of a 34 turbine wind power project near their farms. The Council of Canadians is demanding work stop immediately on the North Kent One Wind project (owned by Samsung Energy and Pattern Energy) before more families lose their well water. Dave Lusk filed the fourteenth well interference complaint after his water stopped running while he was showering on Wednesday. “Four generations of . . .