Protecting Our Children From Wind Turbine Power Emissions

Honourable Politicians, Re  Project  012-0613
I am a retired Special Education teacher with 32  years in the classrooms of your province. I thoroughly believe in the  group, Mothers Against Wind Turbines. Their mandate of “Protecting our  children from industrial wind power emissions is our first priority” should  be followed not only by this admirable group, but also by the politicians of our  province.
During my years in the classroom, the special needs  children experiencing ADHD, CAP, Autism, Asbergers…to name but a few  conditions….could best learn in an environment that was quiet, peaceful,  supportive and calm. Extraneous noises…a lawn mower, a car revving, a noise  from the hall would always set the learning environment into total disarray. Now  you are expecting these children to live and learn in the shadow of these  monolith turbines where low frequency sound, acoustical noise, mechanical  noise, infrasound, electromagnetic radiation, dirty electricity, transient  voltage, light flicker and vibration are at war with each other. The results  will be that our special needs children will suffer physically, emotionally, and  psychologically. The interference with their learning environment will result in  disastrous consequences…..all for the sake of big business, big electricity,  big egos that our province does not need. May I remind you that you are  harming the very children which you have identified, supported and programmed  for in the past at great cost to our province through the Ministry of  Education???
In West Lincoln the project 012-0613 has proposed  wind turbines close to educational facilities in our area. Four IWTs are less  than 2 kilometers from Gainsborough Elementary School in Bismarck. Two   IWTs are less than 2 kilometers from Smithville District Christian High School  and Covenant Christian Elementary School. Two IWTs are less than 2 kilometers  from the Robert Land Academy and Attercliffe Christian Reformed School. Other  schools are less than 3 kilometers from these IWTs. In total there are eighteen  IWTs within 3 kilometers of nine different schools.
Can you in all good conscience expose all the  students in nine educational facilities to these Industrial Wind  Turbines???
I am also very concerned with my findings which  count 43 non host receptors within 620 meters of a proposed IWT. The closest  home is recorded at 563 meters (Receptor 1002 , Turbine 38) . According to  Enercon statistics all these non host receptors will have noise levels exceeding  40dBA. Think of the children living in these homes……being exposed to sleep  disturbances, headaches, ringing in the ears, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, visual  blurring, rapid heart rate, irritability, problems with concentration and  memory, and panic episodes associated with sensations of internal pulsation or  quivering which arise while awake or asleep.
In reviewing the location of host properties, I see  that many of these receptors are not only less than the recommended 620 meter  distance but are in actual fact much closer to the planned Industrial Wind  Turbine than is deemed safe. For example host receptor #986 is 585 meters from T  38,  host #1191 is 542 meters from T 75, host  #1235 is 466  meters from T 75, host #1562 is 389 meters from T 36, host #1666 is 280 meters  from T 65, host #191 is 357 meters from T 88, host # 2590 is 312 meters from T  35, host #595 is 322 meters from T 94…… and there are many  more………
As I understand 3MW turbines have never been  installed at these distances and this fact has been acknowledged by the MOE. Is  the MOE condoning this project and if so, what is that decision based upon??? Is  the MOE aware that children may be at risk???
Who lives in these host properties??? Are there  seniors in residence??? Are there children in residence??? If there are innocent  children in these homes does it appear that the host is willing to pimp his  children for money from the wind company??? These children have no recourse.  They cannot protect themselves. Their parents have let them down….just like  the case of any other child in our system who is abused physically. Who rises to  remove the children from this abusive situation???
Now is the time for our provincial government  agencies to come to the aid of all our children in West Lincoln and  surrounding areas included in project 012-0613. Protect them. It is your  absolute responsibility to do so.
I look forward to your answers and  solutions…..
Thank you, Susan Smith.

One thought on “Protecting Our Children From Wind Turbine Power Emissions”

  1. Good letter. I am particularly concerned at what you describe as low level noise. Put a few of these turbines together and it is a very obtrusive noise. I find it saps my energy.

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