Re­ports and re­search ques­tion wind tur­bines

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

THE pro­po­nents wish­ing to in­stall a wind tur­bine on the North Mole in North Fre­man­tle would be well ad­vised to read a re­port by Gra­ham Lloyd, the en­vi­ron­ment edi­tor of The Aus­tralian news­pa­per.

Ground­break­ing Aus­tralian re­search has es­tab­lished a “cause and ef­fect” ex­isted be­tween wind farms and health im­pacts on some nearby res­i­dents.

The re­search was con­ducted by Dr Paul Schomer, one of the world’s lead­ing acous­ti­cal ex­perts.

Dr Schomer is the stan­dards direc­tor of the Acous­ti­cal So­ci­ety of Amer­ica and con­ducted the re­search on Pa­cific Hy­dro’s Cape Bridge­wa­ter Wind Farm.

The re­port states “we may af­fect some peo­ple” and reg­u­la­tors charged with pro­tect­ing health and wel­fare “will not be able to say they know of no ad­verse ef­fects”.

With this ev­i­dence, it should be clear that a wind tur­bine near res­i­dents and work places should not be con­sid­ered. Alexan­derHis­lop,

NorthCoogee. ing an event for Red Cross Call­ing, you can sup­port the ev­ery­day work of Red Cross such as mak­ing daily phone calls to el­derly living alone and pro­vid­ing break­fast for chil­dren who might oth­er­wise go to school hun­gry.

Red Cross Call­ing is the one time of year when lo­cal Red Cross mem­bers, com­mu­nity groups, schools and in­di­vid­u­als can all work to­gether to raise money for Red Cross through lo­cal fundrais­ing events.

To make a do­na­tion, or to find out how you can get in­volved, go to our web­site at red­cross­call­ing.org.au or call 1800 008 831.

SteveJoske, ex­ec­u­tivedi­rec­torWA, Aus­tralianRedCross.

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