Farmer Sues Ontario Gov’t Over Wind Farm

Oct 26 2009 | 11:14am ET

A farmer in Ontario is taking the Canadian province to court over the potential health hazards associated with a wind turbine to be located near his home.

Ian Hanna has asked the court to review Ontario’s Green Energy Act, saying a plan to build five wind turbines near his Prince Edward County residence could pose health risks to him and his family – including sleep loss, cardiac arrhythmia, tinnitus and hypertension – due to noise levels and low-frequency sound.

Hanna is supported by Dr. Robert McMurty, a former dean of medicine at the University of Western Ontario, who claims more than 100 Ontario residents living near wind turbines have experienced health problems. McMurty had been pushing since November for an independent inquiry into the effect of wind turbines on human health.


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