Hundreds attend public hearing on turbines
Hundreds turned out for a public hearing before the Charlestown Zoning Board Tuesday, the latest chapter in the quest of Whalerock Renewable Energy LLC to erect two wind turbines in the town.
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#1 May 24, 2013
Infrasound are sound waves that are felt by the body rather than heard. For example, have you ever observed how very deep bass notes on a powerful sound system can be felt as they pulse through your body? Ultra low bass notes that can only be felt are part of the infrasound spectrum. This is sound that is silent, below the range of human hearing. What happens when the human body is assaulted with infrasound repeatedly over long periods of time? Depending upon the amplitude or intensity, it produces feelings of extreme discomfort, a feeling that the body is vibrating. Such feelings intensify as the level of infrasound is increased. In effect, infrasound in the right hands, can serve as a weapon of torture. There are other effects that can enhance infrasounds’ use as a weapon of torture. Depending upon the frequency and intensity, infrasound can keep you awake, or, induce sleep. Therefore, it can serve as a remote means of causing sleep deprivation. Infrasound also has a deteriorating effect on work performance similar to alcohol ingestion. An excellent British research paper providing a synopsis of current research on infrasound’s effect on humans can be found at this link.
However, there is one effect of infrasound that can prove deadly during long-term exposure. Infrasound induces stress and causes the body to secrete the hormone Cortisol. This effect is a medically recognized danger of long-term infrasound exposure (see research paper link above). In fact, exposure to infrasound during sleep also stimulates Cortisol production by the body. Why is infrasound’s’ effect on Cortisol so significant?
The hormone Cortisol, produced by the adrenal gland, plays a vital role in preparing our body for stressful “fight or flight” episodes.“It increases blood pressure, blood sugar levels and has an immunosuppressive action ...” that provides needed alertness and energy during stressful experiences. However, during long term stress, or if Cortisol production is prolonged, its effects on the human body can become deadly. It can cause hyperglycemia, brain damage, weakening of the immune system, weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other complications. It actually begins to shut down immunity, digestion, healthy endocrine function ... The bottom line is this: Prolonged Cortisol production in our bodies eventually causes death.
#2 May 24, 2013
Life Under a Windplant
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#3 May 24, 2013
Officials in Altona, New York now know why a wind turbine collapsed earlier this month. They say it was a wiring anomaly, which is leaving many people asking the question what is a wiring anomaly. They say there are still questions to be answered.
Turbine Collapses, Wiring Blamed - Environment - The New York ...green.blogs.nytimes.com/200 9/03/17/turbine-collapses-wiri ng-blamed/‎Cached
SimilarMar 17, 2009 – In Altona, turbines must be at least 1,200 feet from a home, and 500 feet from roads.... Wind Companies Compelled to Play Nice in New York ... we see the statistics for injury or death from other power generation mishaps.
#4 May 25, 2013
ndreds attend public hearing on turbines
Hundreds turned out for a public hearing before the Charlestown Zoning Board Tuesday, the latest chapter in the quest of Whalerock Renewable Energy LLC to erect two wind turbines in the town. Several residents in opposition to the turbines met attendees at the door handing out stickers that read, "vote no."
May 24, 2013 by Maria Shanahan in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
CHARLESTOWN - Hundreds turned out for a public hearing before the Charlestown Zoning Board Tuesday, the latest chapter in the quest of Whalerock Renewable Energy LLC to erect two wind turbines in the town.
Several residents in opposition to the turbines met attendees at the door handing out stickers that read, "vote no," and depicted a wind turbine in a red circle with a slash through it.
The cafeteria/gym at Charlestown Elementary School quickly became full, with several attendees standing in the back.
At 7:15 p.m., the meeting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., hadn't yet started.
One resident shouted, "Let's get the...[continue via Web link]
#5 May 28, 2013
Saw a nice piece on PBS about the farmers in Holland. It appear that the newest crop are Wind Turbines. The show followed one family who about lost their farm until they started to put Wind Turbines. Seems they were not alone. Seems all the farmers were doing it. Makes sense, how else can they afford those new Mercedes.
All the output of the turbines feeds into the grid. I think its better that you keep paying the National Grid Tax. Hey, don't worry it will only get more expensive every year, pretty soon you will not have enough for food.
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