Cape Cod community considers taking down $10 million wind turbines three years after illness, noise complaints

Nina Golgowski — Daily — February 26, 2013

A Cape Cod community complaining of illness and noise from two wind turbines is one step closer to tearing them down just three years after their $10 million installation.

Since the first green-energy wind turbine went up in 2010 the town of Falmouth has received complaints of health effects, noise complaints and even diminished property values from its residents.

Neil Andersen, who lives with his wife just a quarter of a mile from one of the turbines, says that when just one of the 134-foot blades spin he feels its pulse throughout his entire body.

‘Every time the blade has a downward motion it gives off a tremendous energy, gives off a pulse,’ the 20-year Falmouth resident told Fox News.

‘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.’

Mr Andersen is not alone.

An eight month report into the turbines found at least 47 residents – of approximately 11,000 – suffering from sleep deprivation, stress, mental health problems, hearing and cognitive difficulties in result of the turbines.

The 1.65-megawatt turbines, built to produce green energy and savings, are now running on a limited schedule from 7am to 7pm to appease residents but in effect putting the town at a financial loss.

(To continue reading, and watch Fox News video, click here)

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