“Life in a windfarm is a torture that doesn’t end” (Australia)
Jan 31, 2014
Editor’s note: The following was written by Ms. Melissa Ware, a resident of Victoria, Australia, to Australia’s popular radio talk-show host, Alan Jones. Melissa and her family have been devastated by Wind Turbine Syndrome, as she describes to Mr. Jones. You can listen to an interview of Melissa and her partner, here.
Alan Jones is a vigorous critic of the wind energy scam and its health impacts. He is, as well, a champion of the “little guy” against big business and big, brutal, dumb government.
Dear Mr. Jones,
I have been meaning to contact you for some time since seeing you host the Canberra Rally last year and listening to your superb radio interviews about ‘wind farms’. I wish to express my gratitude for your wonderful ability to speak so loudly and forcibly on behalf of ordinary Australians being segregated and becoming wind farm refugees, through no fault of our own. Your catch phrase, “why not put them in Macquarie St.?” is bittersweet, as I wouldn’t wish more IWT suffering on anyone.
Lack of knowledge and simple trust, faith that everything would be fine were my failing. Alas, life living inside a wind facility complex is one of torture that does not end. Noise day and night, night and day for years. With rare respite, we live about 800 metres from an industrial facility with 22 nearby turbines — a noise-induced, and mental, emotional, physical and spiritual nightmare.
Unfortunately my sensitivity to my environment, its sounds and energy so precious a skill that aids my bi-lateral hearing impairment, now appears a hindrance with the constant industrial noise and vibration endured inside and outside my home and property here at Cape Bridgewater. Ears and body buffeted, exhausted from the bombardment. At times in desperation I want to flee and never be near or lay eyes on a turbine again.
My partner, my eleven year old son, and I each suffer as a direct result of the Cape Bridgewater wind facility. There is no protection, no likelihood of protection for any of us from this noise abuse and industrial intrusion we have been enduring for the past five years. And it is unbearable.
Between you and me, I would give anything for the ‘nocebo theory’ to be true, and symptoms resulting directly by being physically violated by this unnatural noise vibration and energy pulsations to not exist — and to be all in my head. Positive thinking is powerful and gets me through each day but cannot, does not, stop infrasound and my solid-stone house vibrating, or our declining health.
I live isolated on a rural farm, and fifteen or so years ago could find no relevant information on wind farms using Google. No one from the Department of Health, Department of Planning or EPA local or otherwise has shown any concern or interest in us. There is no management plan to deal with this disaster other than to subject us to minimilisation, dismissal, or be given a colossal run-around.
How can it be that workers, businesses etc abide by health and safety laws, established through good practice, undertake management and action plans, follow the law to protect workers and clients, yet our own government fails to follow the rules and is failing in duty of care?
Writing letters, sending e-mails hasn’t worked. What will?
Quality of home life is unbearable. Yesterday I sent the letter and message below to Mr. Abbott etc. with hope that another small voice of distress may be heard and changes can be made to protect us and so many others about to be subjected to living inside a wind facility.