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Action by Responsible Authorities

This section details just some of the action taken by various responsible authorities from around the world, in relation to the problems caused by industrial low frequency noise.

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Key action taken by responsible authorities

  • French Academy of Medicine recommended a precautionary setback between wind turbines and dwellings, 2006
  • Japanese Government announce 4 year investigation, 2010
  • Senator Fielding announces a Federal Senate inquiry in Australia, October 2010
  • Australian Federal Senate inquiry gives citizens the chance to put in written submissions
  • Australian Federal Senate inquiry public hearings (in Canberra, Melbourne, Ballarat and Perth) give residents and concerned professionals a chance to be heard, March 2011
  • CEO of Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) states “we do not say there are no ill effects” with respect to the existence of adverse health effects from operating wind turbines, March 30, 2011 in oral testimony to Federal Senate inquiry)
  • Victorian Government announce a 2 km setback between homes and wind turbines for new developments, known as VC 82 (gazetted August, 2011)
  • First Australian Federal Senate inquiry announces seven recommendations including research “as a priority” 24th June, 2011
  • Health Canada announce a study, July 10, 2012
  • Australian NHMRC announce they are undertaking a second more comprehensive updated literature review
  • Brown County Board of Health announcement states the need for emergency accommodation
  • South Australian Environment Protection Authority announce full spectrum noise testing inside and outside homes of residents reporting symptoms at Waterloo in South Australia, 31st January, 2013
  • Tom Green, Chairman of the city — county plan commission urged country officials to study the impact of existing Indiana wind farms for at least two years before deciding how to regulate them in Delaware county, May 30, 2013
  • Fairhaven Board of Health vote unanimously to shut the turbines down between 7pm and 7am, June 11, 2013

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