“Through the wringer!” (Mass.)
Jan 4, 2012
Editor’s note: The Town of Falmouth, MA, turned off its “Wind 1″ turbine in November 2011, I believe, just before Thanksgiving. Annie Hart Cool, a local realtor, and her husband Mark Cool, an air traffic controller, had suffered from Wind Turbine Syndrome for the years the turbine was operating. Click here to watch Nina Pierpont’s interview with Annie & Mark, two months before the turbine was shut down.
Now that it’s turned off, their WTS has—vanished.
–Annie Hart Cool (Falmouth, MA), 12/13/11
My husband and I live 1600 feet from Wind [Turbine] 1. Our experience is well documented. I will say that these last few weeks without the whirling, thumping and the vibrating have been phenomenal!
We had Thanksgiving for the first time in 2 years! We put up a Christmas tree for the first time in 2 years! We have entertained! We have slept through the night! We have not slept in the basement! We are rested! Headaches are a thing of the past! Dizziness, teeth grinding, vertigo—all somehow at bay!
To the people who said, “You’ll get used to it?” or had me doubting myself as “imagining” the health effects, and to those who said “So it’s annoying! Get over it!”—now, more than ever, I know there are health effects! I am solid in my experience that life now (with the turbine off) is remarkably different from the period of time when Wind 1 loomed loud over our house.