Since the opening of the Nozay wind farm, cows are dying and humans are sick
25 mars 2019 / Thibault Dumas (Mediacités)
(Original article in French)
Animals dying, sick men, two farmers on the verge of financial asphyxiation … Since the installation of a wind farm in 2012 in Nozay, between Nantes and Rennes, state services are clueless in the face of effects secondary as alarming as unexplained. A situation that preoccupies the Ministry of Ecological Transition.
- Nozay (Loire-Atlantique), report
In a steady whirring, the blades of wind turbines crack the air, a hundred meters overhanging pastures. The west wind blows and the sky comes alive on this winter Wednesday, around Nozay (Loire-Atlantique), along the N137, which connects Nantes to Rennes. At the foot of eight turbines running at full speed, prefectural orders pile up, nailed to wooden posts. ” It’s sure our story is a crazy story ,” sighs, looking right into the eyes, a local farmer. On the side of the prefecture of Loire-Atlantique, it concedes, through the voice of its secretary general, Serge Boulanger, ” [ we ] are in front of an atypical situation, for which we must find explanations “.
This ” crazy story “ today affects dozens of inhabitants of four neighboring municipalities (Nozay, Abbaretz, Puceul, Saffré) and strikes two farms mainly [ 1 ] , installed around wind turbines. ” We are going to burst in every sense of the term, financially or at the level of our health “, alarmed the farmer Céline Bouvet, 44 years old, as determined as exhausted by five years of a Kafkaesque fight led to his side. counterpart Didier Potiron, 50 years old. Neither is described as ” anti-wind “ . They even declined all the offers of service of collective opponents.
” The chronological coincidence with the construction work and then the start-up of the wind turbine is disturbing enough to justify further investigations “
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