“A good man” (Maine)
Jan 26, 2011
This arrived in my In-Box this morning, from a friend and neighbor of Art’s.
Lindgren had been in the midst of an evening presentation about the reporting by Fox Island Electric to ratepayers and ongoing complaints about violations of state noise standards. The informal entity Mr. Lindgren leads—Fox Islands Wind Neighbors—has urged the State of Maine to enforce the law against Fox Islands Wind, the turbine operator.
At considerable effort, cost, and often under severe weather conditions, Mr. Lindgren mastered complex acoustic measurements, providing data from wind turbines from this rural, quiet area in Maine.
Lindgren was airlifted from Vinalhaven, ten miles from the Maine coast, by LifeFlight helicopter last night after being resuscitated by observers.
He is under treatment at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, ME.
Art & I had been in correspondence just yesterday. He said he was about to put together a submission for the Australia Senate’s inquiry into wind turbines. He kept referring to the tremendous stress he was under, daily, from the infernal turbines next door. Often, no sleep, etc.
On hearing the grim news, I went back to Dr. Sarah Laurie’s “Blood pressures elevating dangerously after nighttime wind turbine exposure“—and wondered.
Preliminary results of investigations (24-hour blood pressure Holter Monitor) are showing that some people living adjacent to turbine developments (distance of 3 to 4 km = 1.9 to 2.5 mi) are getting episodes of hypertension (high blood pressure) at night, sometimes dangerously high, while they are asleep and while the turbines are operating.
As this will mostly be asymptomatic, people generally will be unaware that it is happening to them until this investigation is done on a night when the turbines are operating.
—Sarah Laurie, MD
Looking for Nina, I found her sitting cross-legged on the carpet in our bedroom, happy as a clam. Knitting. (Her great love!)
She snapped into “doctor” mode. “Eastern Maine Medical Center needs to insist that everyone exposed to those turbines is given a Holter Monitor with blood pressure cuff—through the night! They need to be monitoring 24-hour blood pressures, not just EKG’s for abnormal rhythms. On all those people!”
And I know for a fact he loves flowers!