Falmouth’s wind turbine noise violation represents only the next community, globally, to be subjected to a systemic failure in the prediction of noise levels and sound characteristics emanating from wind turbine installations. The MassDEP noise level criterion is woefully inadequate. This fact was admitted by the agency in a June 30, 2011 letter to Falmouth Selectmen.
The noise elements emitted by a wind turbine too close to residents are those same ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ passively employed on terrorist detainees in GITMO. Does the DEP test for low frequency or amplitude modulation impact? No. Symptomatic health complaints made by resident are similar to victims enduring prolonged exposure to these type elements.
Salus aegroti suprema lex is Latin for the ‘wellbeing of the patient is the most important law’. The Falmouth Health Board understands. Without attention to the accurately defined and pronounced concern, the Board has no option but to carry out it’s charge.
Regardless of who owns or operates a turbine, if any turbine should subject residents to real, or scientifically valid risks of health harm, the Board’s sworn duty is to prevent such conditions until scientifically appropriate, reliable Wind Turbine sound survey protocol dictates otherwise.