A report on wind turbine noise on hold by County committee for ‘sober second thought’

by Heather Boa, Huron Bullet News
GODERICH – Huron County councillors are giving ‘sober second thought’ to a staff report that calls upon the province to develop regulations and protocols for low frequency noise from wind turbines. 

“I would want to know how this plays into the farming industry if you’re running a combine, if you’re running a hoist, if you’re running a motor, if you’re running air conditioning or air fans,” Coun. Deb Shewfelt, who is also mayor of the Town of Goderich, said at a recent Committee of the Whole meeting.  “By telling the Ministry of the Environment they need to be checking low frequency noise, how many others are we going to catch in that snare?” he asked.  Read article

2 thoughts on “A report on wind turbine noise on hold by County committee for ‘sober second thought’

  1. Those “other” noises are considered “normal farming practices”, and do not occur, for instance, at random throughout the night, 365 days a year! Deb should understand that.

  2. Anyone who compares the size of IWTs to farm machinery and dosen’t know which will produce more noise & vibrations must be daft.

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