Textbook account of living with Wind Turbine Syndrome (Ontario, Canada)

Mar 13, 2009

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The following report on Wind Turbine Syndrome is taken from National Wind Watch, with appreciation.

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“In this interview by Save Our Skyline Renfrew County, Helen Fraser talks about health issues she suffered after the Melancthon I wind energy facility near Shelburne, Ontario, began operation in the spring of 2006. Her home, where she had lived for more than 30 years, ended up in the middle of the facility. Her fibromyalgia seriously deteriorated shortly after the wind turbines were active, yet improved just as drastically every time she was outside the vicinity of the facility.

“Mrs. Fraser also notes that they no longer saw the abundance of wildlife that they had before.

“There were 12 turbines visible on three sides of her home, the closest only 423 meters [1388 feet] away. Eight of the turbines had an obvious direct impact on the home, with noise or shadow flicker.

“‘I could tell if the turbines were running if I had a headache,’ she says. When the towers were erected, she began having severe head and body aches, ringing in her ears, digestive issues, and chronic fatigue, which led to a whole host of other issues, including depression and not being able to concentrate. ‘And they all cleared up after 24 hours [of being away from home], and when we’d come back the symptoms would be there 24 hours later.’

“‘There were major, major health issues for me, and since we’ve moved here [her new home, after a year and a half of ‘pure torture’], nothing.'”

  1. Comment by Debi Turner on 04/20/2009 at 11:07 am

    Here’s a suggestion for those unfortunate enough to live in a windfarm — create an “eco-tourist” B&B in your home and invite the nay-sayers to stay for a week or two. If you live in Ontario, how about inviting David Suzuki and George Smitherman to be your first guests, heck, bring along CBC and CTV to stay for a couple of weeks as well!

    It’s beyond me, after all the cover-ups we’ve had, that people are so quick to believe everything they hear, and refuse to listen to facts!

    Editor’s reply: I’ve thought the same thing. In fact, I have gone a step further; I have offered to donate several hundred dollars to some of these people who insist Wind Turbine Syndrome is bilge.

    Know what? Not one of them has taken me up on the offer. As far as I know, they’re still sitting in their city or wherever they live far removed from turbines, and still calling WTS bilge. Interesting, huh?

  2. Comment by Debi Turner on 04/20/2009 at 2:58 pm

    CanWea propaganda…
    http://www.canwea.ca/questions-about-wind_e.php

    In particular:
    http://www.canwea.ca/pdf/CanWEA%20-%20Addressing%20concerns%20with%20wind%20turbines%20and%20human%20health.pdf

    and I especially like the article that says that more birds are killed due to lights in large office towers… like that makes it ok to slaughter eagles, owls and bats….
    http://www.canwea.ca/images/uploads/File/NRCan_-_Fact_Sheets/6_wildlife.pdf

    Misdirection, half-truths and blatant lies painted green so everyone can feel good about using their power-sucking toys because they are combating climate change — the end supposedly justifying the means.

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