Brown County Declares Local Wind Farm a Health Hazard
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 11/13/2014
Supervisors in Brown County have taken the unusual step of declaring a local wind farm as a hazard to human health. The move comes four years after the county's board of health began studying the effects of eight turbines that make up the Shirley Wind Project in the town of Glenmore.
Board Chairwoman Audrey Murphy says the health board has not went on record opposing wind energy, but it appears evident that the citizens of their county are experiencing symptoms like headaches, nausea and sleep deprivation.
The Shirley wind facility is owned by Duke Energy Renewables. Murphy says the next step is to discuss options with Duke to see if there are any resolutions to the problem.
The wind company says it operates over a thousand turbines across the country, but has only received complaints about the Brown County project.