This is remarkable. The doctor is describing health issues for a Northwind 100, a 100kw, 3-phase, grid-connect wind turbine.
This is a very small turbine compared to the large industrial grid-connect wind turbines installed in Mars Hill ME, Freedom ME, Vinalhaven ME, Falmouth MA, Fairhaven MA, Kingston MA, Cohocton NY, Herkimer County NY, Shirley WI, Mason County MI, and many, many other locations, where the larger, slower turning industrial turbines with blade pass rates below 1 Hz may be a factor with nauseogenicity.
At some locations, the NPS 100 appears not to create problems (…does the absence of evidence equal the evidence of absence? no). However, the NPS 100 is known to be associated with strong complaints and appeals to stop the noise on Nantucket Island and in Hyannis MA. The Nantucket wind turbine is associated with strong complaints from the nearest property lines to homes out to 900 feet away, complaints of sleep interference, activity interference, and headache; and has been documented as exceeding Town and State noise limits.
I understand the Hyannis NPS100 wind turbine is associated with the tragic suicide of a neighbor vulnerable with a pre-existing health condition, and the home vacated by the remaining family.
Editor’s note: The author, Robert Rand, is a professional noise engineer (acoustician).
Comment by Jackie on 05/14/2013 at 10:22 pm
Thank you Sandy Reider MD, once again an educated practitioner has testified that the symptoms are not “all in our minds”!
How many politicians (educated or uneducated) will listen?
The wind tide is slowly turning & the snake “wind” oil salesman will have nothing to hang on to… that is the day I hope I can reply… oh – it must just be a figment of your imagination (poof – off with you)!
I used to count the years, then the months – I do believe we have entered the Weeks phase.
Thank you to all who have tirelessly fought this battle, the march continues, but not for much longer, I hope!
Comment by Andreas Marciniak on 05/15/2013 at 10:12 am
Thank you Sandy Reider, MD, for speaking out on what we know to be the truth. The symptoms are not “all in our minds”!
I used to be all for wind energy, now the only place for these useless monsters, NOT GREEN, NOT CHEAP, NOT RELIABLE, and BAD for the environment, and anyone living within 10+ km.
I don’t think any more should be built anywhere, and the ones we already have should be recycled.