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

ID: 
7
Personal Details
First Name: 
Dick
Last Name: 
Tracey
Questions
Q1. Is the draft Information Paper presented and written in a manner that is easy to understand?: 

{The contents of an offline submission form have been uploaded to portal by NHMRC.}

No, as it does not stipulate that the newer turbines are bigger than a lot of the old information available. For example the Permit was submitted with no Audio Tests being done at our house. Permit subitted in end of 2004 - Permit rejected in 2012.

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

Not entirely

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?: 

Our Cobden/Naroghid Wind Farm was stopped for several reasons by the Min of Planning, Mr Guy & supported by Vic State Premier Napthine. They have a vast range of information both National & International with which to make their decision, far more than any of us Farmers. I have included their letters. There is also a dust problem in our 'Tank' water.

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

Wind Farm Developments Ltd was also rejected by V.C.A.T.

Q5. Is there additional evidence on whether it is plausible that noise, shadow flicker and electromagnetic radiation (of the type and at the levels produced by wind farms) might affect healthy functioning of the human body?: 

With Turbines 500mts or closer to homes is intimidating & encroaching on the Families Privacy. Noise is used by the Military Services as a form of Torture.

Q6. Is there additional evidence of health and health-related effects observed from other sources producing noise, shadow flicker and electromagnetic radiation of the type and at the levels produced by wind farms? : 

Information provided by other countries is not always applicable to Australian conditions.

 

The following attachments were provided with the offline submission form:

1. Letter of April 2012 from Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development, regarding proposed wind farm project.

2. Letter of May 2013 from the Office of the Premier of Victoria, regarding proposed wind farm project.

3. Newspaper articles from July 2013 regarding proposed wind farm project.

 

Page reviewed: 11 February, 2015