PLYMOUTH (CBS) – After years of preventing, Plymouth has declared a number of huge wind generators a public well being nuisance.
“Thank goodness they’re responding,” stated Karen McMahon, who has lived for 3 years within the shadow of a number of 500-foot tall wind generators. “It’s horrible and it vibrates. And it vibrates the home windows.”
She says it’s practically unattainable to tune out the sound of the enormous blades. “There are three units of blades that I can see from my front room,” she stated.
Her neighbor Larry McGrath has misplaced sleep. “Why put them subsequent to a neighborhood? No cause for it. They need to be taken down,” McGrath stated.
The generators have been up on personal property since 2016, however simply this week the Plymouth Board of Well being declared the generators a public well being nuisance after repeated pleas from neighbors like McMahon.
“They don’t have anything towards wind generators however they don’t need them in residential areas,” stated Birgitta Kuehn, the chair of the Plymouth Board of Well being. She says what occurs with these generators is up within the air for now, however the board is now going to take a tough take a look at the well being impacts within the weeks and months forward.
“The trade itself is continually refining itself. It’s getting higher. And we need to know what they’ve executed relating to public well being points,” Kuehn stated.
McMahon needs them down now, however she says no less than her voice is being heard, over the hum of the generators.
“They must act,” McMahon stated. “Some intervention has to occur.”
Con Edison Options owns the wind generators. They haven’t responded to WBZ-TV’s request for remark.