Letter: Life among wind turbines
State Sen. Cliff Hite wants wind turbine setbacks changed.
I live among turbines in the Blue Creek wind project in Van Wert County. The closest turbine is approximately 1,700 feet from my home. This turbine and others that are not as close have caused sleepless nights, headaches and head pulses. That is just in my home. Others suffer from migraines, dizziness and chest pains.
These are just health concerns. There are many who have TV and cell phone interruption, drainage issues, cracked garage floors, well issues, soil compaction, loss of crop yields, and loss of property value. It is difficult to sit outside and enjoy a beautiful day, or to open windows when it is cool enough not to have air conditioning running. I can even hear the noise of the turbines inside my home with windows and doors closed and the TV or radio playing.
Last summer, a turbine started a whining sound which then became a siren sound. This sound continued for six months. I had to leave my home several times because the noise was unbearable. Is this leaving Ohio for the better?
Sen. Hite, listen to our concerns; don’t tell us about the money. What good is money when many are suffering from the above issues?
Brenda DeLong, Van Wert