31 Oct '14, 8am

Wisconsin Health Board Says Turbines Pose a Threat

Wisconsin Health Board Says Turbines Pose a Threat

Utility-scale wind turbines have been blamed for a variety of health problems by people living nearby, but what's become known as "wind turbine syndrome" is not recognized as a medical condition by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization. But in Brown County, Wisconsin, the Board of Health has declared that a small wind farm 20 minutes south of Green Bay is a health risk to nearby residents. Some of them have moved out of their homes because of health problems they trace to the low-frequency noise made by the turbines, according to an article in the Green Bay Press Gazette . The declaration may be the first of its kind in the state, if not the U.S., the paper said. The Shirley Wind Farm, owned by Duke Energy in the town of Glenmore, consists of eight turbines that began operating in 2010. The turbines have a rated capacity of 20 mega...

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