More information on a study from around the Waterloo Wind Farm in South Australia.
www.windaction.org | Evaluation of wind farm noise policies in South Australia:
Survey results showed that overall more than 70% of the respondents claimed they had been negatively affected by the wind farm noise. 35% of the respondents stated they had been 'moderately affected' and 19% claimed they had been 'very affected'. In total more than 50% of the respondents indicated they had been very or moderately negatively affected by wind farm noise.
Interview results showed that the failure of those guidelines to attain their core objective is attributed to some key flaws residing in the guidelines including: the lack of a clearly established integrated procedure which could be employed to tackle the local community's complaints against the wind farm noise; the failure to utilize an independent third party to conduct valid and trustworthy noise level testing procedures; and the lack of appropriate penalties to be applied if wind developers violate the terms of the guidelines.Continue reading at www.windaction.org.