wind turbine noise
Jan 23, 2005 18:58 PST
You may have heard of Kelly Alexander, who lives in Mackinaw City 1300
feet downwind of the two wind turbines. His parents live 1500 feet
away. His family hears the noise inside his home.
Because they were promised that the turbines would have no negative
impact on their quality of life. The families did not object to the
wind turbines being located so near to their homes. They have to live
with the noise, and they have learned that these wind turbines are not
good neighbors. The developers, who are aware of the noise issues, are
now planning to erect three more much larger wind turbines at the site.
This will compound the problems.
Linda Stephan, of the Great Lakes Radio Consortium interviewed the
Alexanders. This interview was released on January 3, 2005.
If you have Real Player installed on your computer, you can listen to
their remarks in a four minute interview. Copy and paste the following
in your web browser address bar and hit the enter key.
Go here to see a photo of the turbines and Alexander's home, and a map
showing the location of St. Anthony's Catholic Church 1 1/4 miles away,
where people sometimes hear the turbines start up.