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IWTs: Fairhaven–Imminent, Kingston–in Dispute

April 19, 2012

Fairhaven–Imminent

The Fairhaven turbines will be turned on early next week, reporter Ariel Wittenberg says in her South Coast Today article.

FAIRHAVEN — The Fairhaven wind turbines will finally be turned on early next week following months of controversy over their potential health effects on the surrounding community. Wind One will activate on April 24, with Wind Two turning on the following day.

The turbines, located near the town’s wastewater treatment plant off Arsene Street, were originally slated to begin energy production two days earlier on Earth Day but were delayed because of a holdup in receiving parts for the turbine’s transformers. The parts are expected to arrive in Fairhaven from the Midwest late this week and crews will work through the weekend to meet the April 24 deadline, Fairhaven Executive Secretary Jeffrey Osuch said.

To mollify residents who have heeded the warnings of Windwise Fairhaven, the town will set up a complaint system to register issues with the turbines:  Fairhaven health board to create turbine complaint process .

Kathryn Gallerani reports in Wicked Local Kingston Indian Pond neighbors file cease and desist order to stop turbines

Eleven Kingston families are requesting that Zoning Enforcement Officer Paul Armstrong issue separate cease and desist orders to prevent operation of the wind turbine Independence on the town’s capped landfill and stop operation of the three wind turbines on business owner Mary O’Donnell’s Marion Drive property.

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