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Cape Cod town to vote on taking down wind turbines

WCVB -- FALMOUTH, Mass. —A controversy over wind turbines could make one Cape Cod town the first in the country to tear them down.
Neighbors say the noise is from the turbines is making them sick.
The loud whir from under two turbines sited at Falmouth's wastewater treatment plant is not even audible from Neal Andersen and John Ford's nearby homes.
All you can hear are the birds. But they said when the wind is right and the gusts are stronger, it's a different story.

"It would be like hearing jet engine sounds," said Andersen.

Last May when the Department of Environmental of Protection sited a noise code violation, distressed neighbors went to the town. Since then the turbines have been shut down from 7p.m. to 7a.m.

Next week at town meeting, residents will vote on whether to dismantle the turb


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Hemond
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 9:45:13 AM

Mass liberals are huge whiners, there are no bigger crybabies. Mass liberals also hate change and anything different, they are surprisingly conservative there, preferring stasis. These Falmouth folk are typical NIMBYS.

The three gigantic windmills visible behind my house make no noise at all. They are over 300 ft high. I stood outside and listened carefully, heard squat. I walked down the street and got as close as possible. Hmmm, maybe a slight hum, not sure. The wind was ripping yesterday.

Also, looked for dead birds, nothing underneath that I could see. They are right on the shore so there are zillions of seagulls.

These are brand new, been running for 6 months now. They are a also complete boondoogle, but I like them anyways. Pretty cool. Too bad they make no economic sense.



[Edited by: Hemond at 4/7/2013 9:47:32 AM EST]
ohrocker
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 11:45:26 PM

Too bad
Wizrd03
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 7:51:38 AM

As Kermit the frog would say, "It's hard to be green"

[Edited by: Wizrd03 at 4/6/2013 7:53:41 AM EST]
mnrick041
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 5:52:36 AM

Send them some ear plugs.
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:36:44 AM

Controversy.
iFueler
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:24:29 AM


     will be interesting to see how this comes out
joshou
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:22:23 AM



a bunch of cry baby's! those 2 guys are just pissed because none of the turbines are on there land so they don't get any of the money from them so they have to raise a fuss!!
jkpsr
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:18:08 AM

The NIBY's in Cape Cod should get a life!
gocatgo
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:15:52 AM

Yeah and another group complains that they get sick because of the power lines.
MAC48
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:15:51 AM

Each wind turbine is unique as installed and generating electricity due to its tower location, the wind speed at any given time, wind direction, the year the turbine was made, etcetera. The point is that each turbine has a number of variables that will determine if and when the spinning turbine blades will make noises that range form very irritating to harmful to humans/animals/birds. It will be interesting to see how the Falmouth vote turns out.
FocusFree
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:12:54 AM

They need to be away from people
crashintuc34
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:11:51 AM

"Green" energy is becoming a giant waste of green.
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:10:34 AM

biggest wind tunnel in the world ? All the hot air coming out of Congress
DJRIO
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:09:21 AM

wind power only makes sense in the midwest wind corridor.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:06:59 AM

Maybe they should have done a noise study, before building the turbines.
camaro_man
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:06:54 AM

Take them down
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:06:42 AM


Twilight Zone time for the Andersons. Neighbors around 30 wind turbines by Lincoln, Maine are not 'hearing things'. Same is true folks near them in Lempster, NH. This 'audio disturbance' is not a common effect nor are 'birds dropping like flies' as the oil shills would have some believe.
evac93rd
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:06:11 AM

Let them eat cake...should have built a nuke plant.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:06:03 AM

Vote no
Rt118E
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:04:59 AM

There is one near my wife's Aunts & Uncles & it does make some sound
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:04:09 AM

And build a conventional coal plant. Then they will complain about the noisy transportation of the coal.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:03:15 AM

Go for it.
tclbbs
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:03:05 AM

Waah ... waah ... I don't like the sound .... waah ... waah ... why is my power bill double now?? Waah ... waah ... I'm a crybaby ....

STFU already!!
Rockydale
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:03:04 AM

I would like to see the greenies protest the Mass town and MAKE them keep this wonderful source of clean cheap renewable energy going 24 hrs a day...unless they want to buy 100% "Al Gore Certified" Carbon Credits to off set their petty greedy and short-sighted whining. ( sorry couldn't resist)
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:02:46 AM

oh well
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:02:27 AM

green energy need to get further away from the population...
pv2004
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:02:13 AM

Cape Cod is so beautiful
grt197
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:01:48 AM

nope
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:00:17 AM

We will find out next week
mia3bxs
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:56:49 PM

Bad news.
gd83goldwinger
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:54:49 PM

The same old story, it's as bad as the person who buys a house by a airport then complains the planes are keeping me awake. It boils down to common sense. This one will cost the tax payers double the cost to build and the cost to take down.
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:54:47 PM

My vote: tear it down.

Build a coal plant in its stead.
skybiker
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:54:02 PM

NIMBY'S....
MDTDriver
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:51:26 PM

Not every one what all the green energy that may cost more than they want to spend.
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:50:28 PM

It will be interesting to see how the vote.
abacus44
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:49:08 PM

But Massachusettes is sooooo liberal. Why don't they love their green energy? Must be a good old dose of reality.
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:48:32 PM

Wind farms really divide communities and even families. The land owners make lots of money in rent.
us4usa
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:48:23 PM

So which cost more the building or taking down???
vibdata
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:48:09 PM

Good God. Maybe Falmouth will wash into the filthy polluted seas and then they'll have nothing to hear at all.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:47:17 PM

some people are never happy
TonyPSU
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:43:27 PM

okay
Peachy1
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:39:34 PM

Don't need wind turbines, and definitely don't need to be bailing any of those corporations out.
crmedic
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:38:27 PM

Everybody want's green...... as long as it does not inconvenience them.
Gaddy1983
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:30:47 PM

I demand green, renewable energy. Just not in MY backyard.
granitestater
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:30:04 PM

Big-time NIBMY.
fenster66
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:29:43 PM

good for Cape Cod.....
DrLyon
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:29:38 PM

Boo..
bill294
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:24:12 PM

how vain... typical green for show demographic. NIMBY
rjoeh
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:23:59 PM

If the turbines are making that much noise, which I doubt, it is more likely that the breaking mechanism is not working right under high winds.
malfrog1
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:23:30 PM

Keep the turbines running
ricebike
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:22:35 PM

it's windy up there; why take them down? i didn't know they were noisy to those distressed neighbors
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