Huron Groups against wind turbines hold meeting

by Shawn Loughlin, www.northhuron.on.ca

Several anti-wind turbine citizen groups in Huron County came together to send a message to the province – we don’t want wind turbines here without the research to back them up.

Central Huron Against Turbines (CHAT), Huron East Against Turbines (HEAT) and Huron Against Lakeside Turbines (HALT) held a public meeting about the effects of industrial turbine arrays that are popping up across Huron County, at the Regional Equine and Agricultural Centre of Huron (REACH).

Headlined by the Former Dean of Medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Robert McMurtry, who has presented information that throws into the question of the safety of wind turbines to both the province and his own community, the event focused on the possible presence of more wind turbines in Huron County and Ontario.
McMurtry quoted his Hippocratic oath first, stating that, as a doctor, and as a human being, he seeks to help others, not hinder them.

“I am a doctor. I care about people’s well being,” he said. “‘First, do no harm’, and we seem to have lost track of that.”

McMurtry shared his own story, where he wanted to build a wind turbine, so he started researching it. Eventually, he realized there are no regulations placed on the turbines from the medical standpoint.

He urged his local municipality to create regulations based on medical tests, but his pleas fell on deaf ears.
McMurtry said that individuals in the wind turbine business have even stated that there needs to be more tests.
“Four things need to be measured,” he said. “The intensity of the sound, or decibels… the time of exposure to the sound… the pitch of the sound… [and] the effect that the sound has on people.”

McMurtry went on to state that people are being put in harm’s way, and that the harmful health effects that these industrial turbines are creating are being felt, and reported, globally.

Originally, McMurtry found it difficult to find individuals who would support his cause, but stated that, now that the information has been coming forward, he has doctors, lawyers, experts, psychologists and other professionals signing on with his desire to have more tests done before any more wind turbine arrays can be placed.

“The number of disciplines that are supporting us is extraordinary,” he said. “We’re spread across the world, we have teleconferences with people from the United States, the United Kingdom, Romania, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Australia, Poland [and others].”

3 thoughts on “Huron Groups against wind turbines hold meeting

  1. Ontario Victims of Industrial Wind Turbines are eternally grateful to Barbara for expressing so eloquently their loss of health, quality of life and homes since they have be forced to live surrounded by Industrial Wind Turbines [IWT’s]clustered in tightly packed IWT ZONES [in Norfolk County, the Clear creek/Cultus/Frogmore IWT ZONE is within a 3 km radius!].

    This is a cautionary tale for all Ontarians. Don’t let the same fate fall on your community. Work together, support one another to stop the waste and destruction of your environment and your homes.

  2. This issue has been the “firebrand” that has uncovered the massive injustice caused by a destructive and political shenanigans of a Government gone completely amuck!

    Once we get our Province back on track, and we will, never ever let a Government ever again take control of our Democratic Rights and Freedoms !

    The people will eventually have their say in their own destiny again and the Politicains who have made us endure their failed agendas will be jobless!

    Sharpen your pencils and get your resumes ready ………..and just try and get a job in the Public Sector!………….

  3. Thanks Johana, but I’m only one of thousands who are trying to make things right again.

    Anytime you can gather that many people together to discuss the wind turbine issues you know that lots of folks have done their homework on these issues.

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