There were no sections in the state semi-quasi agency produced wind studies that highlighted public health and safety. These same public officials had known since 1987 in Boone, North Carolina about the two different types of wind turbine noise measured in decibels and low frequency or what is called infrasound.
Massachusetts state officials masked the low frequency aka infrasound under the term "human annoyance" in their reports.
The KEMA Inc report done for a General Electric wind turbine in Falmouth did say 99 homes could be affected by noise. Of important note is General Electric refused to place a single wind turbine because of residential setbacks and ice throw. The town went forward installing a Vestas wind turbine twice as loud as the GE turbine.
The indisputable facts show the state released mayhem on at least twenty one communities with noise and shadow flicker to achieve a state land-based wind turbine agenda by the year 2020.
Politicians and appointed officials of these renewable energy state agencies after the court shutdowns today claim the impacts of shadow flicker and noise were unanticipated or mistakes were made in the original acoustic noise predictions despite written warnings prior to the installations.
By 2013 the turbine installations' impacts of shadow flicker and noise had caused major tensions and health woes in communities where turbines were initially welcomed due to the omission of known warnings.
In others, gearbox and mechanical failures are testing taxpayers’ patience and stretching municipal budgets. The private-owned Vestas wind turbine in Falmouth has already suffered gear failures but has been kept low key by wind turbine advocates.
The Town of Falmouth is attempting to sell or move its two wind turbines also the same type of gear-driven wind turbine designed in the late 1990s.
Falmouth failed to file special permits and hold additional public hearings which would have left appropriate distances between the turbine and nearby residences to reduce or eliminate potential sound issues.
The failure to hold additional hearings and file permits was a ten million dollar mistake and the legal fees for the town and wind turbine victims living around the turbines could equal the purchase price of both turbines.