More information needed about wind turbines – Strathroy Age Dispatch
Strathroy Age Dispatch–July 8th 2009
by Glenn Houghton
A Kerwood area woman is appealing to other Adelaide-Metcalfe residents to join her in a last minute effort to stop wind turbines from being erected in the township until more information is known about possible negative health effects.
“Just stop until we get some studies done,” said Esther Wrightman, who recently produced a pamphlet and a website to try to increase awareness of possible health risks.
Mrs. Wrightman with help from her brother, Dan Wrightman, has been researching the effects of wind turbines on nearby residents and said she hopes to make area residents aware of the potential dangers before it’s too late.
The Wrightmans, both lifelong township residents, say they are particularly concerned with the number of wind turbines that will be located in the area of Adelaide-W.G. MacDonald School. “There are 16 within three kilometres of the school,” said Mrs. Wrightman.
With the project having gone through all of the stages for approval and a notice of completion filed, Mrs. Wrightman said she is planning to file a “request for elevation” with the provincial Ministry of the Environment by this Friday’s deadline to try to stop the project until more substantive information about the effects of wind turbines is available. more…