Ellwood Shreve, Chatham Daily News
BLENHEIM – Profanity laced-tirades were heard as emotions ran high during a public meeting here about the health impacts of green energy projects. More than 50 people attended the meeting at the Blenheim Community Golf Club, organized by the Chatham-Kent Wind Action Group. The topic was “Industrial Wind Turbines and Your Family Health.”
Carmen Krogh, a retired pharmacist who has been researching the adverse effects on wind turbines on human health for the past four years, spoke about peer-reviewed studies that have shown increasing setbacks for industrial wind turbines to 2-kilometres has diminished complaints about negative impacts to human health. Minimum setbacks for the majority of wind turbines in Chatham-Kent are 550 metres.
Jay Wilgar, vice-president, field operations for International Power Canada, the company erecting turbines across Chatham-Kent, asked Krogh how many farmers and landowners with turbines on their property have complained about noise or health impacts. Krogh said several landowners have signed contracts that require them to accept noise and other issues with the turbines.
Many landowners, she said, have approached her after she’s made presentations, admitting they are suffering ill health effects from the turbines. Some have even moved from their property. Read article