Friday, 5 April 2019

Unauthorised wind farm told to cease operations

A wind farm which was not built according to planning permission has been issued with an enforcement notice to cease operations.
Barnafaddock Wind Farm in Ballyduff Upper, Co Waterford, was built using turbine 103m-diameter blades. It had permission for 90m-diameter blades.
Last November, An Bord Pleanála ruled that the wind farm constituted an unauthorised development because of the anomaly.
On March 22, Waterford City and County Council issued the enforcement notice which gives the owner of the wind farm six months to conform with the original planning permission.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Liver Failure

Advice from Robert Rand, acoustician if you live near a wind farm;PROFESSIONAL CAUTION:
(It seems that's all I'm writing these days.)
I am informed of liver damage for previously healthy people, horses, dogs, multiple species near a wind facility I'm investigating as a noise consultant. Serious business. Animals autopsied show enlarged and fatty livers including a newborn dead horse. On one farm (two miles away from the nearest turbine), nine animals have died since the facility started up seven months ago. This is absolutely abnormal.
Doctors are acquiring ultrasound liver scans and seeing similar serious liver impacts for previously healthy people to what they are seeing in autopsies. 
Four people have dropped dead of myocardial infarction since the facility started up seven months ago. At least one had a clean bill of health on file just before the facility started up.
It seems prudent for the entire population of the Bourne/Plymouth area within two miles of the FGW turbines to get a full medical workup including ultrasound liver scan, ecg/ekg, enzymes, as a baseline in case legal challenge occurs later. Get a local doctor coordinating the protocol and do not wait. Do it now. If nothing happens, well great, that would be the best outcome. If people are affected, the baseline will show how much.
The results from the facility I'm investigating will be forthcoming. In the meantime, get comprehensive workup baselines for everyone, and I mean everyone around FGW.Everyone reading this should be asking their doc these questions, I'm a consultant in acoustics, not a doctor, not an attorney. That said, it seems best to consult with your physician for a protocol and gear that acquires the data they would like to see at the rates they would like to see them looking forward to determine impacts on health. Longitudinal studies seem to focus on BP, HR, Blood oxygen levels and temperature. More than one per day. It appears that all these can be acquired with off the shelf gear that you and your doctor calibrate in their office. More detailed studies seem to include segmented hair cortisol, urine samples (for signs of oxidative stress for example), saliva cortisol for multi-samples during day. It seems these can be coordinated with physician with kits you order. Talk to your doc. If they are dismissive or uninterested, find a doc that is responsive.And your pets. Don't mess around with this. One client's dog died with exactly the same clinical signs found in autopsy. Do it now. Liver scan, cardio, the works. Get the baselines. Right now, the most important thing, I am reliably informed, is to get the baselines. FOCUS. Each person within two miles of FGW must take this into their own hands. Get the baselines for themselves and their animals and do it NOW.if you live within 2 miles of large industrial wind turbines, schedule an immediate full physical with blood pressure, heart rate, ecg/ekg, enzymes, segmented hair cortisol six-twelve months, enzymes, urine or saliva cortisol, liver scan and ultrasound to document baseline condition. If you have pets get them to the vet for a full documented health check especially the liver condition with ultrasound. Start a longitudinal (daily) clinical signs journal protocol coordinated by and with your MD to reliably document clinical signs accounting for diurnal (during the day) changes. And I do mean now, not in a month or two.Longitudinal studies seem to focus on BP, HR, Blood oxygen levels and temperature. More than one per day. It appears that all these can be acquired with off the shelf gear that you and your doctor calibrate in their office. More detailed studies seem to include segmented hair cortisol, urine samples (for signs of oxidative stress for example), saliva cortisol for multi-samples during day. It seems these can be coordinated with physician with kits you order. Talk to your doc. If they are dismissive or uninterested, find a doc that is responsive.