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NHMRC Draft Information Paper: Evidence on Wind Farms and Human Health submission

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B.A. (Hons) Univ. of Sydney - Grazier and Publisher
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James
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Harker-Mortlock
Questions
Q1. Is the draft Information Paper presented and written in a manner that is easy to understand?: 

YES

Q2. Does the draft Information Paper clearly outline how the evidence was reviewed and interpreted by NHMRC?: 

YES

Q3. Is there additional evidence on any health or health-related effects specifically related to distance from wind turbines or exposure to emissions from wind turbines?: 

 

I am concerned that there appears to be no reference to the potential seismic/vibrational impacts of groups of turbines moving together in unison at higher and more consistent wind speeds, as found in the study which I am attaching which was conducted on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence by the University of Keele.

1.       ‘Microseismic and Infrasound Monitoring of Low Frequency Noise and Vibrations from Wind Farms – Recommendations on the Siting of Wind Farms in the Vicinity of Eskdalemuir, Scotland’. Professor Peter Styles, Dr. Ian Simpson, Mr. S Toon, Mr. R. England, Mr. M. Wright. Applied and Environmental Geophysics Research Group, Earth Sciences and Geography, School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, United Kingdom, 18th July 2005.

Q4. Is there additional evidence on the likely level of exposure to emissions produced by wind farms at nearby residences? : 

 

I am concerned that there appears to be no reference to the potential seismic/vibrational impacts of groups of turbines moving together in unison at higher and more consistent wind speeds, as found in the study which I am attaching which was conducted on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence by the University of Keele.

 

1.       ‘Microseismic and Infrasound Monitoring of Low Frequency Noise and Vibrations from Wind Farms – Recommendations on the Siting of Wind Farms in the Vicinity of Eskdalemuir, Scotland’. Professor Peter Styles, Dr. Ian Simpson, Mr. S Toon, Mr. R. England, Mr. M. Wright. Applied and Environmental Geophysics Research Group, Earth Sciences and Geography, School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, United Kingdom, 18th July 2005.



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