Testimony, Dr David Lawrence, Connecticut Sitting Council – Colebrook Wind
David R. Lawrence, MD, Pre-Filed Testimony to the Connecticut Siting Council
“Wind Colebrook South” and “Wind Colebrook North” April 6, 2011
Dr Lawrence’s testimony deals with the siting of wind turbines in residential areas, and questions which setbacks can safely be set without proper research.
He calls for new standards to be developed stating that “Levels of 55/45 dBA are clearly too high” and current standards cannot possibly account for the unique issues of infrasound generated by wind turbines. Vulnerable populations, i.e. the elderly and children are especially affected by infrasound, which effects include sleep disturbance, daytime fatigue, reduced performance and accidents, as well as cardiovascular disease, depression and mental illness.