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Wind Turbine Noise Dangers have been known since 1987

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For those that are aware ETSU-R-97 is the noise standard that defines nuisance noise from wind turbines. Drawn up in collusion between the wind industry, the BWEA, and the DECC it conveniently ignores low level frequencies and infra-sound as having no impact on humans. Despite many promises to re-visit this and the increasing data and experience that demonstrates the methodology as flawed, the DECC always prevaricates on the issue. What we have always suspected but could never prove, the wind industry and the DECC ought to have been well aware of the issues. A politician recently wrote that if the Government accepted the 2.5km setback for turbines, no wind farms could be built in Scotland. May we assume that same political ‘think’ is behind the ETSU-R-97 standards, that should the noise dangers from low frequency and infra-sound be accepted, few wind farms could be approved. In UK, as in all…

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