Mass. wants to shut wind turbine because it's too noisy, near homes
Posted by David Brooks | Wednesday, May 16, 2012
An interesting wind-power development in Massachusetts. As the Boston Globe reports (read it here), the " state Department of Environmental Protection, in a long-awaited response to Falmouth residents’ complaints about noise from two turbines, released a report Tuesday finding that one turbine less than 1,500 feet from the nearest home repeatedly exceeded allowable noise levels."
Two turbines in Falmouth, at the wastewater treatment facility, produce about 3 megawatts of power at maximum output. They were built three years ago. One is going to shut down, the other only operate during the day.
The Globe quotes an official saying "There are other turbines operating in residential areas, which have not led to similar complaints. So these results do not implicate turbines everywhere.’’
Still, it's bound to encourage believers in Wind Farm Syndrome, or whatever the nostrum-peddlers call it.