Tibbetts, Dr J. Further email to ACNC
From Vice Chair of the Brown County Board of Health to the ACNC Commissioner
After further study and considerable deliberation we applied Brown County Ordinance 38.01 Public Health Nusiance (b) Human Health Hazard… to the IWTs at Shirley Wind
Dear Commissioner Pasco,
Included is a copy of a response to a quiry from a local attorney which is a brief summary
of our expierence at Shirley Wind and the many health issues associated with IWTs.
Jay J Tibbetts, MD
— On Wed, 12/24/14, Jay Tibbetts wrote:
From: Jay Tibbetts
Subject: Brown County Board of Health Actions
To: “Michael Iasparro”
Cc: “Tom Murphy”, “Friederichs_JA”
Date: Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 11:02 AM
Dear Mr. Iasparro,
I am vice chair of the Brown County Board of Health and am responding to your inquiry forwarded by Judy Friederichs, BSN Director Brown County Health Department. As you may be aware the BOH has been studying adverse health effects suffered by the citizens in the surrounds of the Shirley Wind Project which consists of eight 500′ 2.5 megawatt IWTs for the past 4½ years.
We have evaluated many peer reviewed studies, about 50 affidavits of health complaints and more than 80 other complaints regarding the IWTs at Shirley Wind. There have been 2 formal studies of infrasound/low frequency noise by accusticians in 2012 and 2014. The conclusion of the first study done by a 4 independent accusticians was
“the four investigating firms are of the opinion that enough evidence and hypothesis have been given to classify LFN and infrasound a serious issue possibly affecting the future of the industry”.
The second study was done by Rick James and his conclusion was
“accoustic energy emitted by the operation of the modern utility scale wind turbines is at the root of adverse health effects”
The latter study revealed symptom generating ILFN at a distance of 4.2 mi. [6.8km]
We have petitioned the State on two occassions
1) to request further studies including an epidemological study and
2) to request relief for families forced to leave their homes because of symptoms caused by ILFN from the IWTs.
In both cases the receipt of the petitions was acknowledged but no action was taken. After further study and considerable deliberation we applied Brown County Ordinance 38.01 Public Health Nusiance (b) Human Health Hazard. “Human Health Hazard” means a substance, activity or condition that is known to have the potential to cause acute or chronic illness or death if exposure to that substance, activity or condition is not abated to the IWTs at Shirley Wind.
References to our work is summarized in the minutes of the Brown County Board of Health October 14, 2014 available online at the Brown County website. In addition a compilation of some of our study materials is available on CD and may be obtained from Patty Smeester at the Brown County Health Department <[email protected]>.
Jay J Tibbetts, MD
Vice Chair Brown County Board of Health
P.S. I am sending you a piece by Krough and McMurtry re: diagnostic criteria for AHE/IWTs