Wind Development a “Hazard to Human Health” Declares Brown County Board of Health

The Brown County Board of Health voted tonight to declare the Shirley Wind Turbine Development a Human Health Hazard. The decision was based on a report of a year-long study conducted by the Enz family with assistance from Mr Rick James to document acoustic emissions from the wind turbines including infrasound and low frequency noise, inside homes within a radius of 6 miles of the Shirley Wind turbines.

The wording of the motion was as follows:health hazard

“To declare the Industrial Wind Turbines in the Town of Glenmore, Brown County. WI. a Human Health Hazard for all people (residents, workers, visitors, and sensitive passersby) who are exposed to Infrasound/Low Frequency Noise and other emissions potentially harmful to human health.”

The context is in reference to Brown County Code 38.01 in the Brown County Ordinances, in Chapter 38, relating to Public Health Nuisance (section (b) Human Health Hazard). “Human Health Hazard” means a substance, activity or condition that is known to have the potential to cause acute or chronic illness or death if exposure to the substance, activity or condition is not abated.

The vote to declare it a Human Health Hazard now puts Duke Energy’s Shirley Wind Development on the defensive to prove to the Board they are not the cause of the health complaints documented in the study, and could result in a shut down order.

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3 thoughts on “Wind Development a “Hazard to Human Health” Declares Brown County Board of Health

  1. Reminds me of the time when Bruce County had the most advanced wind power planning rules on the continent. Any homes exposed to greater than 40 dBs were deemed uninhabitable and that was when the MOE allowed 53 dBs. Pressure came down from Queen’s Park thru Planning Central (MAAH) for the Bruce county planners to get in line and follow the script. Zoning by-law amendments were made more accomadative of wind farm developments and the planners were made to sided with developers at the OMB hearings. It was after that that Queens Park took local planning authority away for the counties by passing the GEA.

    What really irks is that Bruce County was ahead of Brown county years ago but got their wings clipped by Queens Park. The provincial ministries and the “independent” environmental commissar and chief medical officer of health willingly go along with the scam.

    So when Hudak says he’ld get rid of the GEA, that won’t solve anything cuz the MOE still makes the noise rules and the MAAH makes the planning policies.

    Come on Timmy, let’s hear you call BS on the MOE.

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