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Senator John Madigan Warns Victoria’s Labor Govt of its Brewing Legal Liability to Wind Farm Victims
August 27, 2015 by stopthesethings
**** Following almost 6 months of solid graft, 8 hearings in 4 States and the ACT, dozens of witnesses and almost 500 submissions, the Senate Inquiry into the great wind power fraud delivered its ‘doorstop’ final report, which runs to some 350 pages – available here: Senate Report The first 200 pages are filled with […]

Senators Madigan & Day: Keep Pounding the Great Wind Power Fraud
August 19, 2015 by stopthesethings
 **** Following almost 6 months of solid graft, 8 hearings in 4 States and the ACT, dozens of witnesses and almost 500 submissions, the Senate Inquiry into the great wind power fraud delivered its ‘doorstop’ final report, which runs to some 350 pages – available here: Senate Report The first 200 pages are filled with […]

The Wind Industry’s Days of ‘Wine & Roses’ are Over: Australian Senate says Massive Subsidies Should End
August 14, 2015 by stopthesethings
**** Renewable energy handouts winding down The Australian Graham Lloyd 6 August 2015 There is a real-world example of what can happen when subsidies are cut and greater scrutiny is applied to renewable energy projects, buried in the pages of the much maligned Senate committee report into wind turbines and health. In January 2012, following […]

Dr Robert McMurty tells Senate: ‘Annoyance’ caused by Wind Turbine Noise includes ‘Sleep disturbance’ & is Adverse to Health
July 29, 2015 by stopthesethings
**** The Senate Inquiry has had to wade through a fairly pungent cesspit of ‘material’ dropped on it by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers. No doubt to their great relief (or, in the case of wind industry stooge, Anne Urquhart, infuriation) the Senators have heard from a raft of genuine and highly qualified […]

Senate Wind Farm Inquiry – Dr Sarah Laurie says: “Kill the Noise & give Neighbours a Fair Go”
July 17, 2015 by stopthesethings
****  The Senate Inquiry has had to wade through a fairly pungent cesspit of ‘material’ dropped on it by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers. No doubt to their great relief (or, in the case of wind industry stooge, Anne Urquhart, infuriation) the Senators have heard from a raft of genuine and highly qualified […]

Farmer Knocks Back ‘Offers’ of $100,000 a Year to Host Turbines & Tells Senate: “These Things Shouldn’t Be In Anyone’s Backyard”
July 15, 2015 by stopthesethings
**** Remember all those glowing stories about wind power outfits being welcomed into rural communities with open arms? You know, tales about how farmers are dying to have turbines lined up all over their properties? How locals can’t wait to pick up some of the thousands of permanent, high paying jobs on offer? How developers […]

Dr Bruce Rapley tells Senate: Wind Farm Nocebo Story “Nefarious Pseudoscience” & an “Insult to Intelligence”
July 9, 2015 by stopthesethings
**** Australia is blessed with a former tobacco advertising guru who is paid a packet by wind power outfits – like near-bankrupt Infigen – to pedal a story that the adverse health impacts caused by incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound (such as sleep deprivation) are the product of “scare-mongering” – which, on his […]

Unwilling Turbine Hosts Tell Senate: Australia’s Most Notorious Wind Power Outfit – Infigen – a Team of Bullies, Liars & Thugs
July 8, 2015 by stopthesethings
**** Lies, treachery and deceit are the hallmarks of the wind industry – fraud of all manner of descriptions is de rigueur for wind power outfits; and whether it’s bribery and fraud; vote rigging scandals; tax fraud; investor fraud or REC fraud – crooks and corruption rule. These boys are the grand masters of fleecing […]

Senator Bob Day Aims the Blowtorch at the Great Wind Power Fraud
July 1, 2015 by stopthesethings
**** Bob Day is the Family First Senator for South Australia. He’s one of the good Senators sitting on the Senate’s Inquiry into the great wind power fraud; and he gets it. Here’s a recent press release from Bob which requires no further introduction or comment from us. WIND TURBINES NOW FACE OVERDUE SCRUTINY Wednesday […]

SA Farmers Paid $1 Million to Host 19 Turbines Tell Senate they “Would Never Do it Again” due to “Unbearable” Sleep-Destroying Noise
June 15, 2015 by stopthesethings
**** Clive and Trina Gare are cattle graziers from South Australia’s Mid-North with their home property situated between Hallett and Jamestown. Since October 2010, the Gares have played host to 19, 2.1MW Suzlon s88 turbines, which sit on a range of hills to the West of their stately homestead. Under their contract with AGL they […]


 
 
Canadians For Radiation Emissions Enforcement CFREE is a group of Canadians who have come together to call on the Federal government to enforce provisions under the Radiation Emitting Devices Act.

According to the Government of Canada: 

“Health Canada has expertise in measuring noise and assessing the health impacts of noise because of its role in administering the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (REDA). As defined under REDA, noise is a form of radiation.”


Virginia Stewart-Love Responds to Minister AmbrosePosted by C Free · August 24, 2015 3:16 PM
Virginia Stewart-Love responds to federal Minister of Health Rona Ambrose's letter regarding the REDA and complaints of health effects.
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Health Minister Responds to Questions Regarding REDAPosted by C Free · August 21, 2015 11:28 AM
Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose responds to Ontario woman asking for answers about the REDA complaints process stating the Health Canada study "did demonstrate a relationship between increasing levels of wind turbine noise and annoyance towards several features (including noise, vibration...) associated with wind turbines."
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Ben Lobb NewsletterPosted by C Free · August 19, 2015 9:39 AM
Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament for Huron-Bruce, included a letter in his June newsletter informing his constituents about the REDA, how it works, and how to register a complaint.
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Larry Miller Writes Letter of SupportPosted by C Free · August 19, 2015 8:09 AM
Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, has written a letter of support for the enforcement of the REDA to Health Canada.
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One additional letter as well
Carol Hughes for Algoma--Manitoulin--Kapuskasing | NDP
to: Hon. Rona Ambrose Minister of Health
download pdf file

 
 
Please note The Australian newspaper has run a full story as well found on the National Wind Watch



CORRECTION AND APOLOGY


CORRECTION & APOLOGY FROM PROFESSOR SIMON CHAPMAN TO SARAH LAURIE

I am a Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

On 20 March 2014, I retweeted the following  tweet concerning Sarah Laurie:

NOT DROWNING, RANTING: Deregistered “Dr” Sarah Laurie doesn’t like the medicine dished up by @ama_media Waubrafoundation.org.au/resources/open”

My tweet implied that Ms Laurie had given cause to the Medical Board of Australia to deregister her as a medical practitioner, on account of unprofessional conduct: that she is not entitled to use the title “Dr”; and that she does so in contravention of the laws that govern the conduct of medical practitioners.

These allegations were implied without foundation and are entirely false.

Ms Laurie is not deregistered and has never been sanctioned by the Medical Board of Australia. Sarah Laurie allowed her registration as a medical practitioner to lapse for personal reasons; and accordingly, does not currently practice.

I sincerely apologise to Sarah Laurie for the harm, embarrassment and distress caused by my allegations, which I unreservedly retract.

Professor Simon Chapman

University of Sydney

NSW


 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              August 13th, 2015
 
Larry Miller challenges Health Canada to ensure the Radiation Emitting Devices 
Act is being followed by the wind energy industry


Owen Sound, ON –Larry Miller, Conservative candidate and incumbent Member of 
Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is taking Health Canada to task to ensure that 
the provisions of the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (REDA) is being adhered to by the 
wind energy industry. 


The REDA states the following;
6. (1) Where a person who is the manufacturer or importer of a radiation emitting device becomes aware, 
after the device has left the person’s premises, of the fact that the device
o  (a) does not comply with the standards, if any, prescribed under paragraph 13(1)(b) and applicable thereto, or
o  (b) creates a risk to any person of genetic or personal injury, impairment of health or death from radiation by 
reason of the fact that it
  (i) does not perform according to the performance characteristics claimed for it,
  (ii) does not accomplish its claimed purpose, or
  (iii) emits radiation that is not necessary in order for it to accomplish its claimed purpose,
the person shall forthwith notify the Minister.


“I would like to know how many REDA complaints turbine manufacturers have received 
from Canadians who feel they are being impacted by the wind energy industry and how 
many of these complaints have been reported to Health Canada. Canadians have a 
right to know this information and they have a right to know that wind turbine 
manufacturers have taken their complaints seriously,” said Miller. 


Miller has forwarded a letter to Health Canada requesting that they proactively ensure 
that health complaints due to exposure to wind turbines sent to turbine manufacturers 
are being brought to the attention of the Minister of Health under the requirements of the 
REDA. He is very disappointed with the lack of due diligence on the part of Health 
Canada to make certain that turbine manufacturers are following the legislation and that 
they are doing the investigative work and reporting required under the legislation. It is 
very clear that it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to do so under the Act. 


More information on the REDA can be found at the Justice Canada website below;
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/R-1  


To schedule an interview or for more information contact:
Dianne Ackert
Executive Assistant
Office: 519-371-1059 



download pfd
download original letter page 1 , page 2
 
 
Keith Stelling, MA, (McMaster) MNIMH, MCPP (England)

For full report download pdf file here


Introduction
The Multi-municipal Wind Turbine Working Group was formed by municipal councillors in Grey, Bruce, and Huron Counties in Ontario in response to the growing number of complaints they were receiving from constituents concerning the installation of industrial wind turbines throughout the area. Councillors were aware of their responsibility regarding the health, safety, and well-being of their constituents. The Multi-municipal Wind Turbine Working Group was set up to share ideas on how to fulfill that responsibility. Complaints from citizens, including reports of adverse health impacts have persisted and increased as more turbines have been installed. The reported symptoms conform to those described internationally by many people living near wind turbines. 


1979: First report of human distress from wind turbines

The first wind turbine noise complaints in North America, reported over 35 years ago,sound strikingly familiar today. Residents living within 3 kilometres of a 2 MW wind turbine near Boone, North Carolina, described a periodic "thumping” sound accompanied by vibrations.  Many said that they could "feel" more than hear the sounds. They spoke of repetitive sleep disturbance and maintained that the sounds were louder and more annoying inside their homes than outside; some became more sensitive to the impact over time.


IV. Medical evidence on chronic infrasound exposure

World Health Organization: concerns about low frequency noise exposure

The 1999 World Health Organization (WHO) report “Guidelines for Community Noise” makes the following observations:

  “It should be noted that a large proportion of low-frequency component in a noise may increase considerably the adverse effects on health”.

  “The evidence on low frequency noise is sufficiently strong to warrant immediate concern”.

  “It should be noted that low-frequency noise . . . can disturb rest and sleep even at low sound 
pressure levels”.

  “Other primary physiological effects can also be induced by noise during sleep, including 
increased blood pressure; increased heart rate; … vasoconstriction; …cardiac arrhythmia”.

   “Special attention should also be given to the following considerations: . . . 
c. Sources with low-frequency components. [Sleep] disturbances may occur even though the sound pressure level during exposure is below 30 dBA”.

  “After prolonged exposure, susceptible individuals in the general population may develop permanent effects, such as hypertension and ischaemic heart disease. . .”.

  "For noise with a large proportion of low frequency sounds a still lower guideline (than 30dBA) is recommended."

  " When prominent low frequency components are present, noise measures based on A-weighting are inappropriate."