French Canadians alarmed over wind turbine health impacts (Quebec, Canada)

Aug 16, 2011

  1. Comment by Frank Haggerty (Falmouth, MA) on 08/17/2011 at 10:21 am

    The US military tank has a turbine. The inner workings of a turbine engine, as used in the M1 Abrams, include over 1000 moving parts just like a commercial wind turbine. The Abrams tank uses a turbine power-plant as opposed to a traditional diesel engine. This was chosen because it offers a better power to weight ratio and is much smaller in size.

    The M1 Abrams military tank and the commercial wind turbine nacelle (or what is called the motor) weigh about the same, around 60 tons.

    The gear noise of 1000 gears turning at the same time are what is called the “wind turbine syndrome.” I’m sure that any ground troops that hear an Abrams tank 2500 feet from them quickly become tuned into the sound of the gears of that military tank!

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