Standing shoulder to shoulder around the Board room table at the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit Advisory committee meeting, the ~ 43 residents of H-N came on Thursday, February 17, 2010 to hear what action the H-NHU would take in complying with the mandate of the Ontario Health Promotion and Health Protection Act.
Every one of those residents deserves 100 000 thanks and congratulations from those who could not be there. For those at home, please telephone your Councillors to let them know you want the health protection of residents to take precedence over the desire of corporations to drain provincial money to subsidize Industrial Wind Turbine [IWT] developers.
A member of the Norfolk Victims of Industrial Wind Turbines [NVoIWT’s] was allowed only 10 minutes to elaborate on the effects of the 18 Vestas 1.65 MW IWT’s which were jammed in within a 3 km radius of the houses of the residents existing in the shadows within the Clear Creek/Cultus/Frogmore [CC/C/F] IWT ZONE. The physiological effects started almost immediately after the 18 IWT’s started generating on November 22, 2008. The list of effects is the same as those of people surrounded by the same kinds of arrays whether in Australia, Europe, Japan, UK or US.
The committee had been given 10 documents describing the situation in a deputation in August of 2010 and a new set of 20 documents describing the work of many scientists who had presented papers at the International Symposium on the Adverse Health Effects of IWT’s in Picton ON on October 29, 30 and 31 of 2010 was delivered to committee members in January 2011.
The Advisory committe is to be commended in writing a letter to Dr. Sivoththaman, Ontario Chair of Renewable Energy Technologies and Health in support of the NVoIWT’s who had created and collected signatures on a survey of > 70 residents of the CC/C/F IWT ZONE who said they were affected by the 18 IWT’s surrounding their houses. The NVoIWT survey had already been presented to the Ontario Legislature by our H-N MPP, Toby Barrett in October 2009 but, to our regret, to a House absent of Liberal members.
The residents who came were asking for further action to have the H-N Medical Officer of Health [MOH], Dr. Malcolm Locke continue to make regular requests of Mr. McGuinty, Mr. Wilkinson, Mr. Duguid, Ms. King [CMOH], the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care [MoHLTC], the Ministry of the Environment [MoE] to cancel the erection of any new IWT’s until after an unbiased, rigourous, third party, scientific, epidemiological study to uncover the adverse effects of the existing IWT projects is completed.
NVoIWT’s who have lost the unobtrusive ambient sound levels ~ 26dBC levels around their rural homes have nothing left but to diligently maintain their health at the best possible level and continue their mission to regain their previously serene lives. We will follow through. We can never give up.