Jane Wilson is scheduled for the Goldhawk Fights Back Program at 12:30, following PC Energy Critic Vic Fedeli at 12:15. Look for the button on the Boomer Radio site to listen, or tune into AM 740 in the GTA.
On Wednesday's GFB - July 11th - Zoomer Radio AM740:
GUEST – Jane Wilson , President, Wind Concerns Ontario
TOPIC – Wind turbines & Health Canada study announcement.
INFO – HALT LARGE-SCALE WIND POWER DEVELOPMENT NOW, CITIZENS’ GROUP DEMANDS – OTTAWA
Wind Concerns Ontario president Jane Wilson called for an immediate halt to approvals for large-scale wind turbine projects in Ontario, subsequent to an announcement by Health Canada that it is undertaking a large study of reports of health problems due to turbine noise.
“We have been saying this for years as people in Ontario exposed to turbine noise and infrasound are being made ill. We have demanded health studies, we have demanded research to back-up the province’s assertion that its setbacks are safe, and yet, the province issued approvals for these projects with no scientific evidence to prove they were safe,” Wilson said. “Now, Health Canada’s admission that research is needed is confirming that,” added Wilson, who is a registered nurse.
“It is unacceptable for the Ontario government to continue to approve projects when government staff refuse to acknowledge the problem, are not able to measure the noise, and cannot ensure compliance with their own regulations, which are clearly inadequate.
It is time for this fiasco to stop,” Wilson concluded.
Health Canada, in its announcement today, admits there are “knowledge gaps” in the area of measuring turbine noise and exposure to rural citizens. They say that there is “limited research” on the health effects being reported by people exposed to turbine noise and infrasound which is not factual. There is ample evidence from Ontario and around the world. Now this evidence base needs to be strengthened and acted upon.