Cape Code Community Readies to Take Down $10 Million Wind Turbines

People say the wind turbines cause too much noise, make them sick

By on February 27th, 2013 20:01 GMT

The people living in the town of Falmouth are now getting ready to rid their community of some wind turbines which they claim cause nothing but noise pollution and health issues.

Although the money spent on installing these wind turbines amounts to $10 million (€7.65 million), this Cape Cod community maintains that the negative aspects of having these devices near them more than outweigh any benefits that they might get from them.

According to Daily Mail, the people of Falmouth are first and foremost concerned about the fact that, when up and running, these wind turbines produce tremendous amounts of noise, and disrupt the sleeping patterns of both people and whatever wildlife is present nearby.

They also claim that the wind turbine's movements impact on one's overall wellbeing. As pointed out by one of the town's residents, “Every time the blade has a downward motion it gives off a tremendous energy, gives off a pulse.”

“And that pulse, it gets into your tubular organs, chest cavity, mimics a heartbeat, gives you headaches. It's extremely disturbing and it gets to the point where you have to leave.”

As was to be expected, these two wind turbines are also blamed for diminishing properly values, both because they ruin local landscapes and because of their affecting people and natural ecosystems in said ways.

The same source informs us that, in order to tear down these wind turbines, the town's officials would have to spend an additional $5 million - $15 million (€3.82 million - €11.47 million), meaning that Falmouth should expect some serious financial losses.

Still, as one local argues, “You can't put a monetary value on people's health and that's what's happened here. A lot of people are sick because of these.”

Falmouth's residents and officials are expected to hold a town meeting this coming April.

The purpose of this meeting is that of deciding once and for all whether or not taking down the wind turbines is the wisest thing to do.

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