Ted Hartke’s “hell on earth” wind turbine experience


Ted Hartke, his wife Jessica and their two children, Phillip (age 9) and Sophia (age 6) resided in Vermilion County Illinois just 1665 feet from the nearest 1.6 mW GE-100 wind turbine. Instead of making final preparations for their 2013 Christmas holiday, he moved his familiy into a double-wide mobile home eight miles away from Invenergy’s California Ridge wind energy facility. The project consists of 138 turbines rated at 1.6 megawatts each standing 495 feet tall. This testimony was delivered to the Vermilion County Illinois county commissioners on May 28, 2013 prior to his abandoning his home. Other families remain in their homes with no place to go. Neither Ted Hartke, his family or his neighbors were aware that turbine noise would be a problem until the project went into service. The image to the right is the Christmas card that 6-year old Sophia Hartke gave her parents after they left their home. (you can “click” picture to enlarge!)


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