This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Wind Turbine Battle In Falmouth Just 'Tip Of The Iceberg'

FALMOUTH, Mass., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The battle tomorrow night over the fate of two industrial wind turbines in Falmouth puts a spotlight on the harmful impact of poorly sited wind turbines throughout Massachusetts, according to a leading environmental advocacy group, Wind Wise-Massachusetts (WWMA).

"Peer-reviewed scientific studies have proven that living near wind turbines makes people sick, as evidenced by 21 wind turbine locations in Massachusetts  from the Cape and Islands to the Berkshires where people have reported serious health problems," said Lilli-Ann Green, a spokesperson for WWMA.

At a special town meeting in Falmouth on Tuesday, residents will be asked for approval to borrow money to decommission and dismantle two wind turbines.  If approved, Falmouth will become the first town in America to take down industrial wind turbines for health reasons. 

"The problems with wind turbines in Falmouth is just the tip of the iceberg," Green said. Numerous complaints have been filed with health boards, police departments, and state agencies regarding the noise and strobing impacts from wind turbines.

"People living in the proximity of wind turbines have complained of chronic sleep deprivation, headaches, ear pressure and ear pain, high blood pressure, nausea, dizziness, depression and other symptoms in Falmouth, and in other communities throughout the U.S. and abroad," she pointed out.

Green said, "There are no population studies or even small case control studies which have been performed in the vicinity of large operating wind turbines that indicate that there are no adverse health effects for any of the nearby residents from these wind turbines."

The impact on families and communities involve financial issues as well as health, according to Virginia Irvine, a member of the executive committee of WWMA ( 

"Families have been forced to move out of their homes due to health problems. Some want to move but financially cannot. Independent studies show that real estate values have plummeted 15 percent to 40 percent within two miles of the 30 to 50 story high wind turbines," she said.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $93.64 -0.11%
FB $118.57 0.84%
GOOG $698.21 0.75%
TSLA $241.80 0.43%
YHOO $36.53 -0.19%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,891.16 +117.52 0.66%
S&P 500 2,081.43 +16.13 0.78%
NASDAQ 4,817.5940 +42.2360 0.88%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs