Industrial wind factories are destruc...

Industrial wind factories are destructive

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Jack Kelly

Jamestown, RI

#1 May 24, 2013

Industrial wind factories are destructive to communities and local environments. Fragile ecosystems are destroyed. Birds and bats are killed. Animal habitats are disrupted and wildlife is driven from the area. Noise and vibrations cause human health problems, including sleep problems, headaches and nervous disorders. Home values and real estate prices are reduced, with some properties becoming impossible to sell.

Two griffon vultures killed by turbines in Navarre, Spain. One of them has been sliced in half by the blade. Source.

Wind Turbines Cause Environmental Damages:
Destruction of fragile ecosystems and animal habitats
Turbines kill birds and other flying animals
Migrating Birds
Wind Turbines Cause Human Health Problems:

Turbine "blade thump" noise causes a health problem known as Wind Turbine Syndrome
Symptoms include:
Sleep disturbance
Ringing or buzzing in the ears
Visual blurring
Rapid heart rate
Problems with concentration and memory
Panic episodes associated with sensations of internal pulsation or quivering, which arise while awake or asleep
Wind Power Causes Economic Problems:

Homes located near wind turbines lose significant value
Some homes become impossible to sell and are abandoned by their owners
Wilderness areas lose economic value as recreational and vacation locations
Tourism supported businesses suffer

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