From the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine – Michael A. Nissenbaum, MD – “In summary, in many IWT (industrial wind turbine) projects, the preconstruction sound modeling has underestimated the eventual real world sound levels those turbine projects eventually produce.”
Hmmm! With all the legal action swirling around about turbine noise and its severely negative impact on the quality of life of Mineral County WV residents, Dr. Nissenbaum’s study makes you wonder how closely the sound level estimates provided during WV PSC approval hearings for our local lawsuit magnet – the Pinnacle wind project – match the actual levels being experienced by the project’s many unhappy neighbors.
I don’t know if the poor folks who have now found it necessary to file some 32 lawsuits against the wind project due to noise and nuisance actually supported the construction of the Pinnacle wind project. But, if they did support it, one would have to wonder if they would have, had they known then what they unfortunately know now.
Probably no sense asking the WV PSC for their opinion … they’re busy filling in for Sgt. Shultz.