Falmouth Reacts To Wind Turbine Sleep Deprivation-Headaches-Noise
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#1 May 18, 2013
NewsHour Connect: Mass. Community Reacts to Living Near Wind Turbines
By: Lauren Knapp
Wind turbines, used around the world to provide energy, are often seen grouped together in wind farms in rural parts of Iowa, Texas and Nebraska. But as more towns build turbines to power their own electric grids, communities are reacting to some of the effects of living in their shadow.
In a week-long series, Heather Goldstone, reporter for the blog Climatide, and Sean Corcoran of WCAI on Cape Cod, Mass., look at the debate in one Massachusetts community where a 400-foot tall turbine has been turning for less than a year. While little scientific research has been completed to substantiate the claims, many residents living near the turbine are complaining of sleep deprivation, headaches, and tinnitus, or ringing of the ears. And they explore tricky questions such as: Is annoyance a health impact?
Supporters of wind energy, meanwhile, worry about the negative effects this debate will have on the use of wind energy in Massachusetts and throughout the nation.
Hari Sreenivasan interviews Heather Goldstone and Sean Corcoran about their series on the Falmouth wind turbine:
#2 May 22, 2013
Let us hope that hundreds of wind turbines will be built in and around Cape Cod.
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